Lung Cancer Program


Abramson Cancer Center researchers and clinicians have led the way nationally, for decades, in understanding the causes of lung cancer, mesothelioma and related disorders; and in finding more effective formsof treatment.

Today there's more hope than ever for those who face lung cancer and related disorders. Our team has worked together for years caring for those with lung cancer, mesothelioma and related disorders. By putting our experience to work, we offer the best possible treatment outcomes.

The two main types of lung cancer are small cell lung cancer and non-small cell lung cancer.

Malignant Mesothelioma is a rare type of cancer in which malignant cells are found in the lining of the chest or abdomen.

Our lung team also cares for those with cancer of the trachea, mediastinum, and other areas that make up the lung or pulmonary system. Penn thoracic lung surgeons oversee our Lung Nodule Clinic and care for those with cancer of the esophagus

Our lung cancer team also cares for those with disorders related to lung cancer such as: asbestosis, and coal workers' pneumoconiosis.

If diagnosed with lung cancer, or a related disorder, it's important to have the best team of experts available.

At Penn's Center for Lung Cancer, Mesothelioma and Related Disorders there are individuals nationally recognized for their expertise. They can provide the information, care and support to help each step of the way.

Our prominent lung cancer, mesothelioma and related disorders research program is conducting important studies, ensuring that the latest discovery is translated to better patient care immediately.

The knowledge gained through our research allows us to better care for people with an elevated risk for lung cancer and those who have the disease itself.

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Survivor Stories

Jeanie Taddeo

Battling Cancer While Pregnant

Jeanie, an 8th grade Spanish teacher at Spring Ford Eighth Grade Center, and her husband Phil, a senior manager at Vanguard, absolutely love their jobs and had been happily married for 14 years.

After almost 12 years of trying to have children, they were thrilled to find out that Jeanie was pregnant. We couldn't believe it!" says Jeanie. "And then to find out we were having twins girls was the biggest blessing we could have asked for. My heart was melting."

But at only 15 weeks, fear and shock set in when Jeanie felt a lump in her breast and was diagnosed with stage II invasive breast cancer. "We are going to approach this head on. I just kept thinking about my girls, and how I wanted to get through this, and so I went to see the best," says Jeanie.

 




Spotlight

Abramson Cancer Center VideoWatch Focus on Lung Cancer Conference - Get information on the latest advances in lung cancer risk, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, symptom management and psychosocial issues.

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Abramson Cancer Center Video

Watch Focus on Mesothelioma Conference - Get information on the latest advances in mesothelioma risk, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, symptom management and psychosocial issues.
 


Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are studies to find new ways to prevent, detect and treat cancer. The purpose of each clinical trial is to answer a specific question. Our physicians carefully design these studies to find new ways to improve care and quality of life ... more about clinical trials