Comprehensive, Customized Treatment for Lung Cancers of All Stages & Types

At NewYork-Presbyterian we treat all types and stages of lung cancer using a multi-disciplinary approach. From prevention and early detection to assessment of patients at high risk, genetic testing and the latest, most promising treatments for advanced disease, our teams collaborate to provide the services you need. We are home to two of the nation's leading cancer centers – the National Cancer Institute-designated Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medicine Meyer Cancer Center in partnership with NewYork-Presbyterian, and offer comprehensive cancer services at our hospitals in Westchester, Hudson Valley, Brooklyn and Queens.

Medical Marvels: Carnival Over Cancer

Oswald Peterson, a resident of Brooklyn, woke up on New Year's Day of 2017 with debilitating back pain and could hardly breathe. He visited a local urgent care center, where he was treated with antibiotics. When his symptoms persisted a week later, he traveled to NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center. What was initially thought to be pneumonia turned out to be stage 4 non-small cell lung cancer in both of his lungs as well as his spine. He also had fluid around his heart. Dr. Catherine Shu, a medical oncologist at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia, said Oswald was so sick he probably could not have tolerated chemotherapy.  Additional footage provided by the Cancer Research Institute.


Nationally-Recognized Innovators & Leaders in Lung Cancer Treatment

Our nationally renowned medical oncologists, thoracic surgeons, radiation oncologists, pathologists, oncology nurses, and respiratory therapists work together to provide you with a comprehensive, personalized treatment plan. They meet regularly to discuss your case ensuring you receive the most effective lung cancer therapies. Our nutritionists, social workers, rehabilitation therapists, and palliative care experts will help you address the effects of lung cancer and its treatment on your physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.

Lung Cancer: Detection and Treatment

NewYork-Presbyterian & Weill Cornell Medicine thoracic surgeons discuss advancements in the detection and treatment of lung cancer and how NewYork-Presbyterian is a leader in the field.


Advanced Lung Cancer Diagnosis & Treatment

We treat all types and stages of lung cancer, including non-small cell carcinomas (such as adenocarcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma), small cell lung cancer, and mediastinal and pleural tumors including thymoma and mesothelioma. Your treatment may include a combination of chemotherapy, targeted therapies, surgery, radiation therapy, and immunotherapy.

Learn more about how we treat lung cancer

Before creating your treatment plan, we get to know you and learn about your cancer's type, stage and location. We look at your tumor's genetic make-up and other factors that will influence the choice of treatment.

Learn more about diagnosing lung cancer

With two major academic medical centers, we participate in clinical trials for all types of lung cancer. These studies offer you access to investigational therapies that show promise for fighting your cancer. Scientists in our laboratories are also scrutinizing scrutinize the intricacies of lung cancer development and progression, helping to identify which novel therapies might offer better outcomes for our patients.

Learn more about our clinical trials

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