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Lung Cancer Clinic

The Multidisciplinary Lung Cancer Clinic evaluates and treats patients with known or suspected lung tumors and severe emphysema and a weekly multidisciplinary tumor board reviews each patient. A variety of clinical trials are available to our patients, ranging from chemoprevention studies to the evaluation of state-of-the-art investigational therapies. Our team’s expertise with emerging technologies including photodynamic therapy and thoracoscopy allows for less invasive options in the diagnosis and care of patients with thoracic cancers.

Our services include:

  • Advanced diagnostics
    • Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS)
    • Electromagnetic navigation-guided bronchoscopy for biopsy of small peripheral lung nodules
    • Ultrasound-guided transbronchial/transesophageal biopsy

  • Specialized Therapies
    • Minimally-invasive esophagectomy (laparoscopic and robotic)
    • Complex lung resection, including segmentectomy and sleeve lobectomy
    • Video-assisted thoracoscopic (VATS) lobectomy
    • Robotic-assisted (DaVinci) lobectomy
    • Esophageal and airway stenting
    • Transhiatal esophagectomy
    • Placement of indwelling pleural drainage catheters
    • Radiofrequency ablation
    • Photodynamic therapy (PDT) for certain cases of esophageal dysplasia or palliation of unresectable esophageal cancers
    • Intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) including RapidArc volumetric arc therapy (VMAT)
    • SDX voluntary breath hold system for managing tumor motion during treatment
    • Stereotactic radiation
    • Brachytherapy for esophageal and lung cancers

  • Innovative care models
  • Groundbreaking research
    • Clinical trials
    • Expertise in interpretation and application of molecular diagnostic studies

Make an Appointment

To make an appointment with the U-M Multidisciplinary Lung Cancer Clinic, please call 734-647-8902 or visit our Appointments page for more information.

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