I also conduct research designed to make clinical trials more efficient. The sooner we know a treatment is working, the quicker we can share this good news. In cases where treatments are not helping, we can switch to a different treatment with a better chance of benefit. Using new computer and scanning technologies designed at Memorial Hospital, we can collect a patient’s symptoms and side effects along with medical information and radiographic (imaging) response in one secure database through the internet. This system allows us to better determine if new combinations of cancer drugs show sufficient promise to merit further testing in persons with lung cancer.
Surgeons and radiation oncologists work closely with me to care for patients with neuroendocrine tumors of the lung. We strive to use all resources available to get the best results for our patients with this disease.