Multi-disciplinary Team-Based Approach to Lung Cancer at Jefferson
Specialists of Jefferson's Thoracic Oncology Program provide care for patients who have been diagnosed with, or are suspected of having, lung cancer or other types of cancers in the chest cavity, including squamous cell carcinoma, adenocarcinoma, large cell carcinoma and small cell carcinoma.
It is one of only a few centers in the U.S. providing such an advanced level of treatment and research for lung cancer.
The Program brings together Jefferson specialists with extensive expertise in treating lung cancer to provide patients personalized treatment plans that address every aspect of their care.
Through a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach, patients are continually evaluated throughout their entire course of treatment by a team of specialists that, depending on a patient's needs, may include pulmonologists, thoracic nurse navigator, thoracic surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, chest radiologists, chest pathologists, clinical trials research coordinators, smoking cessation specialists, psychologists, complementary medicine specialists and support program facilitators.