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Thoracic Cancer Treatment Center

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At the Lowe Center for Thoracic Oncology, our specialists work closely together to provide state-of-the-art treatment for patients with lung cancer, mesothelioma and other cancers of organs in the chest wall.

We take a team approach to your treatment, coordinating among our specialists and offering a range of support services so you receive the highest quality care. Your health care team includes distinguished thoracic surgeons, radiation oncologists, and medical oncologists.

In addition to our medical services, you have access to support services that meet your physical and emotional needs during your care. These include nutritional advice, integrative therapies like acupuncture and Reiki, pain and palliative specialists, and mental health professionals.

We believe in the importance of personalized medicine, and have developed a clinical research program which aims to identify the right treatment for the right patient at the right time. Our clinical trials are developed with the aim of identifying the most promising new cancer drugs and delivering them to the patients most likely to benefit from them. Many of these trials study “targeted therapies,” which are drugs that act on unique characteristics of cancer cells and often have milder side effects compared to conventional chemotherapy. Other trials study new drug combinations, with the hope of overcoming drug resistance.

 

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