Multidisciplinary Clinics - Thoracic/Lung Cancer Clinic

Physicians at the Thoracic Tumor Clinic, part of the Alvin & Lois Lapidus Cancer Institute at LifeBridge Health, diagnose and treat thoracic cancers, including small and non-small cell lung cancer, mesothelioma, thymoma and bronchial carcinoid tumors.

Lung Cancer

Using advanced diagnostic tools, the multidisciplinary team of specialists at the clinic works diligently to make accurate diagnoses and determine the best course of treatment. Our pathologists and oncologists meet frequently to review cases and analyze recent clinical studies.

Our multidisciplinary approach involves bringing together physicians from different fields — most frequently surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and palliative care — to provide patients with optimal care throughout their treatment.

At every stage, doctors are there with the patient, developing a plan acceptable to everyone. Some patients elect a less toxic, less aggressive course of treatment; others may seek the most aggressive treatment possible. Throughout the process, doctors keep patients informed about any and all side effects, life-threatening and non-life-threatening. We expedite care by combining office appointments and eliminating wait times.

Patients with locally advanced, resectable lung cancer often undergo chemotherapy and radiation before surgery to shrink the tumors and improve the probability that all parts of the malignancy can be removed. If surgery is required, the surgeon typically removes the malignancy and resects the lung through modern, noninvasive operations. Following surgery, many patients with Stage 2 cancer receive chemotherapy. (Studies have shown that three to four cycles of chemotherapy within a short time frame can improve patients’ chances for recovery.) Information about smoking cessation programs is also readily available through the clinic.

The thoracic oncology team takes a holistic approach, providing specialists who can all of the patient's specific needs.

William Y. Han, M.D.  Mark R. Katlic, M.D.  Jeanette A. Linder 
William Y. Han, M.D. Mark R. Katlic, M.D. Jeanette A. Linder, M.D.


For more information, or to schedule an appointment with the Thoracic Clinic at Sinai Hospital, call 410-601-4600.