Lung Cancer

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Video: Thoracic Cancer Treatment at Fox Chase [9min. 30 sec.]

Fox Chase is Among the Best
Lung Cancer Treatment Centers

As an NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center,
the specialists at Philadelphia's Fox Chase Cancer Center
are among the nation's best,
offering treatment for lung cancer,
including complex cases,
cancer recurrence (the cancer coming back),
and inoperable lung cancer.

Newly Diagnosed
with Lung Cancer

Determining the precise stage of your lung cancer is critical to planning the most effective treatment. Our multidisciplinary team of care providers will help you throughout the whole process of treatment.
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Lung Screening / Early Detection

New! Low-Dose CT Scan Screening Service
for Lung Cancer

For individuals at high-risk for lung cancer, Fox Chase Cancer Center offers lung cancer screening to detect the signs of lung cancer. New technology allows less invasive diagnostic lung procedures. Read More »

Treatment Options

Patient Care Team

Your patient care is provided by a multispecialty team:

Nurse Navigators
Maria Kadlec, RN, BSN
Caryn M. Vadseth, RN, BSN, OCN

Medical Oncology
Hossein Borghaei, DO
Scot Ebbinghaus, MD
Gregory Michael Lubiniecki, MD
Ranee Mehra, MD
Michael M Millenson, MD
Joseph Treat, MD
Kristen Kreamer, CRNP, MSN, AOCN, APRN-BC

Thoracic Surgery
Walter J. Scott, MD, FACS
Prashant C. Shah, MD, FACS
Stacy Su, MD
Donna Edmondson, MSN, CRNP, OCN
Matthew J. Faber, PA-C, MS

Radiation Oncology
Mark A. Hallman, MD, PhD

Department of Medicine
Alan David Haber, MD, FCCP
Earl D. King, MD
Pramod Krishnamurthy, MD, MPH

Advanced Practice Clinicians

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Nurse Navigators

With an expanded patient navigation program, patients who become part of Fox Chase Cancer Center lung cancer treatment are offered individualized, compassionate care with a focus on wellness, stress reduction and quality of life and access to our full scope of research opportunities.


Depending on your type of lung cancer, treatment may include surgery, radiation therapy and/or chemotherapy. Fox Chase offers patients a personalized approach including molecular testing for decision making. Read More »

Radiation Treatment for Lung Cancer

Our physicians offer you the latest advancements in radiation treatment including intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT). Read More »

Surgical Options Available at Fox Chase

Not all patients with lung cancer are candidates for surgery. However, for those who are appropriate, there are several options, such as Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic (VATS) Lobectomy. Fox Chase surgeons, Walter J. Scott, MD, FACS and Prashant Shah, MD, are some of the area's most experienced surgeons in the use of VATS for lobectomy to treat lung cancer.

Clinical Trials

At Fox Chase, we've built our lung cancer program on years of translational science and clinical research. Clinical trials are available for early-stage, locally advanced and metastatic (disease that has spread) types of non-small-cell lung cancer and small-cell lung cancer, as well as for patients with multiple primary sites and those with marginal pulmonary function.
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Survivor Clinic

Following successful treatment for lung cancer, Fox Chase patients may be seen by an Advance Practice Clinician in the Survivor Clinic.

Risk Assessment

Cancer risk assessment looks at your personal and possible inherited genetic factors that may put you at higher possibility for getting cancer. Read More »


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Together Facing Lung Cancer

Learn more about Lung cancer treatment

An event designed to help patients and caregivers find emotional support and information as they face lung cancer and its treatments.
Learn more or watch a video of the last event »

See National Cancer Institute information on Lung Cancer
Resources and Education for Patients and their families

The Resource and Education Center

Cancer Questions?
Call 215-214-1618
or send a secure e-mail.
Connect with a cancer education specialist for answers to your
cancer-related questions.
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Cancer diagnosis information for patients from the College of American Pathologists