Centers of Excellence

The Lung Center

Thoracic Oncology Program

The Brigham and Women’s Hospital Lung Center provides expert, individualized care for lung cancer, mesothelioma, thymic malignancies, esophageal cancer and other cancers involving the chest cavity. Thoracic cancers can be challenging to diagnose and often require a combination of life-saving therapies from multiple specialists. Our team of nationally recognized, board-certified surgeons, pulmonologists, medical oncologists and radiation oncologists develop integrated treatment plans for patients with every type and stage of thoracic cancer. At the Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center, we offer patients and families access to the very latest in leading edge technology, treatments and clinical trials.

As long-time leaders in the field of thoracic oncology, we offer a wide range of specialized services for our patients. This includes our Lung Cancer Diagnostic and Screening Clinic, our Genetics of Thoracic Cancer specialty and our Women’s Lung Cancer Program. Physician researchers in our acclaimed International Mesothelioma Program pave the way with new discoveries and treatments for mesothelioma. Our physicians are cancer surgery innovators, developing and offering new diagnostic testing and perfecting endoscopic and minimally invasive treatment options such as video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS). In 2012, Brigham and Women’s Hospital performed the first image-guided video-assisted thoracic surgery for lung cancer.

The Lung Center is collectively dedicated to providing the best cancer care available for patients with lung cancer, mesothelioma and other thoracic cancers. Our supportive and specialized environment helps patients confront and conquer cancer while promoting quality of life during and after cancer care.

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Meet Our Team

Surgical Approaches for Thoracic Oncology Diagnosis and Treatment

Where Are You located?

The Lung Center is located at Brigham and Women’s Hospital at the 15 Francis Street entrance. Thoracic surgery, pulmonary and critical care medicine and thoracic imaging are adjacent to one another, making accessibility and appointment scheduling seamless.

Why Choose The Lung Center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital

As a patient at The Lung Center, you can expect:

  • One of the largest teams of lung cancer surgeons in New England with specialists in each of the specific procedures that give you the best chance for a cure. Our experience comes from treating hundreds of lung and chest cancer patients each year
  • World leaders in image-guided thoracic surgery and minimally invasive surgery. Video-assisted surgery in Our Advanced Multimodality Image Guided Operating Room (AMIGO Suite) enables sophisticated, real-time imaging during surgery. Our surgeons also use the latest techniques in robotic thoracic surgeries
  • Collaboration between thoracic surgical and pulmonary medicine specialists, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, and pathologists to provide the latest diagnostic and staging methods, including molecular testing of lung tumors to guide targeted treatment
  • From diagnosis to treatment to recovery, we address the whole person, not just your cancer. Your individual needs and preferences are considered at every step, and our surgeons are always available to answer your questions

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