Thoracic and Lung Cancer
At Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute, our thoracic oncology team of medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, thoracic surgeons, radiologists, and pulmonologists focuses specifically on malignant lung tumors. We deliver an efficient, closely coordinated effort to define, stage, and treat this disease. Our multidisciplinary team approach ensures that treatment plans reflect the combined expertise of many highly experienced specialists involved in the care of patients with both primary lung cancers (those that originate in the lungs, also referred to as non-small cell and small cell cancers) and secondary lung cancers (those that spread to the lung or that recur). This team meets regularly to discuss cases so that patients benefit from the input of a variety of experts from different specialties. As a major medical center and academic institution, our team has access to a wide variety of medical and surgical resources and support services to ensure high-quality patient care.
We're a leader in cancer prevention, treatment, research, and education. From the latest image-guided radiation therapy to thoracic surgery, we keep ourselves at the forefront of cancer treatment technology. We deliver the latest and most effective treatment options to help improve the quality of life of patients with lung cancer.