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Lung Cancer

As one of the largest and most clinically active lung cancer clinics in the southeast, UVA Cancer Center offers the latest in research and technology to diagnose and treat cancers of the lung and chest cavity. The management of lung cancer is increasingly complex and combinations of treatment including surgery, radiation and chemotherapy are often necessary to treat the various types of lung cancer successfully. UVA's multidisciplinary team of lung cancer experts works together to ensure each patient receives a treatment plan that is tailored to their specific condition and individual needs.

At UVA, we’re ranked among the top 50 hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. We’ve also received the highest possible performance rating for all nine common conditions and procedures reviewed, including lung cancer surgery. 

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Lung Cancer Overview

The UVA Cancer Center offers treatment for non-small cell and small cell lung cancer and malignant mesothelioma.
An image of five doctors from the Lung Cancer Program at UVA Cancer Center.

Lung Cancer

As one of the largest and most clinically active lung cancer clinics in the southeast, UVA Cancer Center offers the latest in research and technology to diagnose and treat cancers of the lung and chest cavity. The management of lung cancer is increasingly complex and combinations of treatment including surgery, radiation and chemotherapy are often necessary to treat the various types of lung cancer successfully. UVA's multidisciplinary team of lung cancer experts works together to ensure each patient receives a treatment plan that is tailored to their specific condition and individual needs.

At UVA, we’re ranked among the top 50 hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. We’ve also received the highest possible performance rating for all nine common conditions and procedures reviewed, including lung cancer surgery. 

New Low-Dose CT Screening Program for Lung Cancer

  • Lung cancer is one of the most common and deadly forms of cancer in the U.S., although when caught early, it is often treatable. Early screening could greatly improve your chances of surviving lung cancer.

    Using a low-dose computed tomography (CT) scanner, doctors at UVA's Lung Cancer Screening program can see inside the lungs and detect cancer in patients who aren't showing symptoms. Call 855.200.LUNG or email lungcancerscreening@virginia.edu for more information.

Innovation in Diagnostics & Treatment
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Detecting & Targeting Lung Cancer

We strive to stay at the forefront of diagnostics and treatment for lung cancer by using advanced technologies like:

  • PET-CT 
  • High-dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy
  • Gamma Knife radiosurgery 
  • TomoTherapy
  • (VATS) lobectomy 

 

 

We also offers chest X-rays, CT scans, MRI, nuclear medicine scans (PET-CT and PET scans), ultrasounds and more. Our multidisciplinary team performs bronchoscopy, endoscopy, esophagoscopy, esophageal dilatation, laser surgery, mediastinoscopy, bronchial dilatation and other services when needed for the diagnosis or treatment of lung cancer.

Pioneering New Approaches & Treatments
Two medical technicians from the lung cancer team at UVA Cancer Center evaluating the results of radiotracer localization.

Radiotracer Localization

The lung cancer team at UVA Cancer Center pioneered a specialized technique called radiotracer localization to help locate and remove small or indeterminate lung nodules that may appear in results from imaging procedures. During this procedure, the entire nodule is removed. If it is cancerous or has the potential to become malignant, radiotracer localization is a life-saving procedure. We have successfully performed this technique on 250 patients to date.

Improving Outcomes with Clinical Integration

  • Our multidisciplinary team of surgical and radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, pathologists, pulmonologists, radiologists, thoracic nurses and more, who are researchers and experts in their respective fields, offers a unique level of care and treatment options that patients don't have access to at other cancer centers in this region. By integrating research and clinical services, we're quickly translating our discoveries into effective treatments. 

    Research & Clinical Trials 

    Our researchers constantly work to understand the biology of lung cancer and the processes by which it spreads and becomes resistant to chemotherapy. Understanding the molecular changes that occur with lung cancer, we can develop clinical trials for new treatments.

For Referring Physicians

Download the UVA Lung Cancer Program brochure (PDF) to meet the team, see the patient services offered and learn how to refer patients, or call 855.200.LUNG or 434.924.2510

Clinical Trials

Browse UVA Cancer Center clinical trials.

Lung Cancer Alliance

UVA has joined Lung Cancer Alliance, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping those at risk for or living with lung cancer by advancing research and offering resources for patients who need support.

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