Lung cancer is the most common form of cancer in America. In New Jersey,
our Cancer Centers are on the leading edge of care for patients with lung
and thoracic cancers, with world-class diagnosis, treatment and support
for patients and families.
Our specialized lung and thoracic cancer programs are designed to prevent,
diagnose, treat, and manage lung cancer and other malignancies of the
chest, such as cancer of the mediastinum and thymus. Patients receive
care from a multidisciplinary team of lung cancer and thoracic cancer
specialists who collaborate to make expert recommendations for treatment
and cure of many forms of thoracic disease:
- Non small cell lung cancer
- Small cell lung cancer
- Mediastinal tumors
- Esophageal cancer
- Metastatic lung cancer
- Pleural cancer
- Tracheal cancer
- Chest wall tumors
New Jersey’s Lung Cancer Specialists
RWJBarnabas Health lung cancer specialists are on the forefront of lung
cancer treatment. With access to new combinations of drug therapy, radiation
therapy, chemotherapy, interventional radiology procedures, and minimally
invasive and non-invasive surgical procedures, they design treatment plans
to offer patients the best chance for cure. Clinical trials and experimental
therapies may also offer additional treatment options for some patients.
Our specialists include experts from every discipline relating to lung
cancer and thoracic cancer treatment:
- Medical Oncologists
- Thoracic Surgeons
- Radiation Oncologists
- Interventional Radiologists
- Diagnostic Radiologists
- Critical Care Specialists
- Complementary Medicine Specialists
Minimally Invasive Lung and Thoracic Cancer Surgery
RWJBarnabas Health lung and thoracic surgeons perform minimally invasive
Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS) and use advanced video-assisted
thoracoscopic surgery and robotic surgical technology whenever possible.
Interventional procedures, such as radiofrequency ablation, are also utilized
for patients who are not surgical candidates.
Advanced radiotherapeutic techniques for lung and thoracic cancers, such
as 3D conformal radiotherapy, brachytherapy and body radiosurgery, offer
exciting options for pinpoint treatment of lesions and faster recovery.
Expert Diagnosis of Lung Cancer: The Most Important Step
The most crucial step in curing lung cancer is having an accurate diagnosis.
RWJBarnabas Health Cancer Centers provide expert diagnosis of lung cancer—which
is crucial to assessing the best and most effective therapies and treatment planning.
Our lung cancer specialists utilize leading edge, minimally invasive technology
for lung imaging. Pathologists identify the precise form of lung cancer,
stage the extent of disease and provide critical information that shapes
the best course of treatment. Genetic testing is performed to determine
the best drug treatment based on the biology of an individual patient’s cancer.
Screening for Those at High Risk of Lung Cancer
For certain patients who have a high risk of lung cancer, our Lung Cancer
Programs also provide state-of-the-art screening methods including low-dose
CT of the chest (LDCT) as part of our multidisciplinary program. Lung
cancer screening and early detection can increase survival by as much
as 20 percent.
RWJBarnabas Health offers special programs for lung and thoracic cancer,
and a highly coordinated team approach to care. We bring together world-class
expertise, technology, and innovative treatment options to help patients
get the best possible outcome and maintain quality of life before, during,
and after treatment for lung or thoracic cancer.
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