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Advanced Treatment for Lung Cancer

As a top lung cancer treatment center, Fox Chase Cancer Center offers patients with lung cancer and other malignancies access to the most sophisticated technology available for cancer treatment and diagnosis. This may result in successful treatment for advanced lung cancer.

Experienced Lung Cancer Doctors

Fox Chase Cancer Center's multispecialty team of pulmonologists, surgical oncologists, medical oncologists and radiation oncologists works closely, discussing cases as soon as test results are available. This is the key to delivering the best lung cancer treatment. Patients may undergo:

Department of Radiology

  • Hybrid PET/CT Scan (Positron Emission Tomography and Computerized Tomography)
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Computed Tomography Scans (CT Scans)
  • Bone Scan
  • Ultrasound Imaging
  • Chest X-rays

Department of Pathology

  • Cytology (cell studies)
  • Histopathology (special stain to determine the nature of cancer)
  • Molecular (genetic markers)

Diagnostic and Therapeutic Procedures

  • Lung Imaging Fluorescence Endoscopy (LIFE)
  • Mediastinal staging: Performed by thoracic surgeon Walter J. Scott, MD, FACS
  • Mediastinoscopy and anterior mediastinoscopy
  • EBUS - Bronchoscopy with ultrasound inside the airways and the lung for imaging and biopsy of the surrounding mediastinum and the lungs.

Interventional Radiology

  • Fine needle aspiration

Therapeutic Intervention

  • Photodynamic therapy (PDT)
  • Radiation treatment through endobronchial radiation therapy (brachytherapy)
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Laser bronchoscopy for malignant and benign airway obstruction
  • Stent placement
  • Bronchial dilation