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Thoracic Cancer


          The James Cancer Hospital’s Thoracic Cancer team provides comprehensive care for patients with a wide range of thoracic cancers including:

  • Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (I.e. Adenocarcinoma, Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Bronchioalveolar Carcinoma, Large Cell Carcinoma)
  • Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Thymoma
  • Mesothelioma

        Multiple clinical studies have shown that, for medical procedures and cancer care, higher volume of patients leads to better outcomes and reduced toxicities. The James Cancer Hospital has an enormous and growing volume of thoracic cancer patients treated- so much so, that all of your cancer doctors will be specialists in tumors and cancers of the thorax including the surgeons, medical oncologists and radiation oncologists. In cancer treatment, volume and specialization matter.

        The James Cancer Hospital also provides the latest technological innovations and clinical trials. Cancer care in particular, is a fast moving world of new discoveries. We strive to bring new discoveries into clinical cancer care by ensuring that a wide range of different clinical trials are available to patients. For example, among the thoracic cancer group alone there are currently 18 open clinical trials and 15 others in development.