Our Approach and Expertise
- We are among the first institutions to perform molecular testing of tumors in all patients with non-small cell lung cancer.
- With genetic information about your tumor, our experts can personalize your treatment.
- Our surgeons perform more than 1,200 operations for lung cancer each year, including robotic and video-assisted procedures, with one of the country's lowest complication rates.
- Using the most precise technologies, we deliver powerful doses of radiation therapy directly to tumors.
Every person who comes to Memorial Sloan-Kettering for lung cancer treatment receives personalized care from an expert lung cancer treatment team. The team is made up of physicians, nurses, and therapists who focus exclusively on cancers arising in the chest.
Specialists representing the full range of approaches for treating lung cancer work together to design and implement a treatment plan that is tailored to your individual needs. Receiving care from a team of experts in surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, personalized medicine, and quality of life issues ensures that you will receive the combination of therapies that will best address your condition and provide you the best chance of success.
Because our doctors, nurses, and therapists are engaged in research related to all aspects of care, we are aware of the latest scientific discoveries and medical advances. We are also constantly testing new ways to fight lung cancer. This means that patients at Memorial Sloan-Kettering have access to clinical trials of new treatment options that are not available anywhere else.
If participating in a clinical trial could be right for you, your doctor may offer you the opportunity to participate in one as part of your plan of care.
Learn more about our approach to diagnosing and treating non-small cell lung cancer.