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.
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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Kristi Elder lived cancer free for 12 years after treatments in her mid-20s for a rare cancer. While coming to Penn for routine follow-up, a staff member recognized that Kristi could benefit from our survivorship program. In Kristi's first visit with our Living Well after Cancer program, she and the Director, Linda Jacobs, PhD, CRNP, simply talked for over an hour about her life. Kristi received personal counseling and referrals to specialists to deal with specific side effects from her cancer treatment. This past year, Kristi was again diagnosed with the same form of cancer. Her physician at Penn has enrolled her in a clinical trial, and she credits the Living Well After Cancer program with bringing her to a place emotionally and physically where she can handle this recurrence and be hopeful about the future.
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