The Division of Thoracic Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital began providing oncology treatment for patients with cancer of the lungs and chest over 25 years ago. Our innovative program—the first of its kind in the United States—continues to grow in size and reputation. Now, under The Lung Center, our cancer programs include a team of medical and surgical specialists providing integrated care for every type of lung and chest cancer.
With close attention to patient and family needs, we educate patients about their specific type of cancer and treatment options so they can make informed decisions. We offer a range of supportive services, including nutritional counseling, emotional and spiritual support, financial advice and complementary therapies, such as acupuncture and massage. Our goal is to treat the whole person throughout the cancer experience—from diagnosis to treatment to recovery.
Experts in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Lung and Chest Cancers
The Lung Center at Brigham and Women's Hospital addresses every type and stage of cancer that occurs in the lungs or chest.
Our world-class thoracic surgeons, pulmonologists, radiation oncologists, and other specialists ensure that you receive cutting edge treatments. Their technical skill and expertise are matched by their compassion and teamwork. All share a patient-first approach to treating the whole person, from diagnosis through treatment and recovery—and are always available to answer your questions.
As a patient at The Lung Center, you can expect:
For our chest and lung cancer experts to collaborate with cancer specialists at the Dana Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center
A personalized treatment plan based on the latest advances in tumor genetic testing
Surgeons who are skilled in—and in some cases pioneered—minimally invasive surgical techniques that enable you to recover faster and preserve lung tissue
Access to clinical trials that offer new medical and surgical approaches
Focus on your personal preferences and quality of life during and after cancer care