Thoracic Oncology

If you've been diagnosed with a cancer of the chest, including lung cancer, it’s important to be evaluated by experts that focus on these cancers before beginning treatment. We can help.

Our team of thoracic oncologists are among the best in the world. Team members are national leaders in chest malignancies and recognized experts in the treatment of thoracic cancers among national cooperative groups. The team has been involved in the development of recently approved novel drugs for the treatment of chest cancers and continues to be involved in clinical trials evaluating novel drugs.

In addition, our team devotes time to research investigations including screening and early detection of lung cancer and mesothelioma, detection and treatment intervention in precancerous cells from the sputum of smokers, combined treatments for locally advanced cancers of the chest, clinical trials of combined chemotherapy and radiation therapy, radiation therapy approaches such as intensive modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), gamma knife radiation therapy for brain metastases and studies of novel targeted drugs. They also collaborate with our Phase I Clinical Trials Program.

Do have questions or concerns about lung cancer?

  • What are the symptoms and risk factors to be aware of?
  • How do you detect or screen for lung cancer?
  • What are the treatment options?

Evaluation & Diagnosis

Each patient receives personal attention from the Thoracic Oncology Multidisciplinary Team. During your initial visit, all the physicians of the team necessary for your case will review your medical records and medical history, x-rays and pathology slides. The team meets regularly to discuss patient care issues and refine individual patient treatment plans. 

Innovative, Individualized Care

Our team devotes time to research investigations to improve treatment options and early prevention measures for individuals with thoracic malignancies. 

Here’s what patients can expect from our Thoracic Oncology Multidisciplinary Team:

  • A passionate, caring, expert team of doctors whose only focus is chest cancers, giving you the best chance of success.
  • A collaborative approach that considers all available treatment options, including latest surgical and clinical trials, for your specific type of cancer.
  • A carefully constructed treatment plan designed to achieve the best possible outcome.
  • Respectful, compassionate care that is responsive to your emotional needs and lifestyle.
  • Proactive, timely communication with you and your loved ones, and your personal physician.

Appointment Information

Request an Appointment Online Request an Appointment By Phone

The Latest From Karmanos Cancer Institute

News

Detroit Tigers and Karmanos Cancer Institute bring fans and community together to raise awareness for breast health at Pink out the Park, July 21, 2021

The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, in partnership with the Detroit Tigers and McLaren Health Care, the official health care system of the ...

Read More

KSP Specialty Pharmacy achieves accreditation with Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC)

KSP Specialty Pharmacy is pleased to announce that it has achieved accreditation through the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) for i...

Read More

Karmanos Cancer Action Council works to support LGBTQ caregivers

Being a caregiver to a loved one with cancer is a challenging but essential position for anyone who fills it. There is a robust network of resourc...

Read More
News

Karmanos Cancer Institute partners with The Toledo Clinic to establish a new cancer center in Northwest Ohio

Listen Now

Karmanos President & CEO Dr. Gerold Bepler on Becker’s Healthcare Podcast

Listen Now

Ovarian Cancer New Diagnosis | Radhika Gogoi, M.D., Ph.D.

Listen Now