Lung Cancer Patient Care Team

Thoracic Service Line

Thoracic Cancer Treatment at Fox Chase (9min. 30 sec.)

One of our patients: Don Cully, out splitting wood just a few weeks after minimally invasive surgery for non-small cell lung cancer.

Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia has the most experience treating patients with all types of lung cancer.

That's because we stand at the forefront of new lung cancer treatment options.

Providing the Best Lung Cancer Treatment

Our multispecialty team of doctors cares for patients with all stages and types of lung cancer. They offer lung cancer clinical trials available at only select cancer centers. Our lung cancer doctors include internationally-recognized thoracic surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists and pulmonologists who diagnose and treat lung cancer patients and those with pulmonary medical issues.

Hematology Oncology

Thoracic Surgery

Radiation Oncology

Department of Medicine

Meet the Nurse Navigators for Thoracic Cancer Treatment

Maria Kadlec, RN, BSN

Maria Kadlec, RN, BSN

Thoracic Nurse Navigator

Maria Kadlec, RN, BSN, has been with Fox Chase, off and on, since 2001. As a Nurse Navigator, she guides lung cancer patients through to CT scan results, diagnosis clarification, in addition to a broad-range of questions concerning treatment.


Caryn M. Vadseth, RN, BSN, OCN

Caryn M. Vadseth, RN, BSNThoracic Nurse Navigator

Caryn M. Vadseth, RN, BSN, joined the Fox Chase family in 2007 as a clinical research coordinator for lung cancer clinical trials. Prior to arriving at Fox Chase, her nursing experience included oncology staff nurse, chemotherapy infusion nurse and home care nurse. "I advocate for lung and thymus cancer patients while offering them education and support during their oncology care journey."


LCA Screening Center of Excellence

Screening Center of Excellence for Lung CancerThe Lung Cancer Alliance has named Fox Chase Cancer Center an LCA Screening Center of Excellence for Lung Cancer.