The Department of thoracic oncology primarily treats patients with all thoracic malignancies such as tumors of the lung, oesophagus, mediastinum and chest wall. It also serves patients with pulmonary metastases from other cancers. Most patients require multidisciplinary treatment. Based on the latest available evidence, the patient is offered surgery (including minimal invasive surgery to improve operative outcomes) or a combination of chemotherapy/radiation therapy and surgery. In the near future, patients will also be able to participate in clinical trials.
The division brings together experts in medical oncology, radiation oncology, thoracic surgery, radiology, pulmonology, and nursing. This specialized approach to treating thoracic cancers provides patients with the exact type of services they need to battle the disease and its physical, emotional, and social side effects.