Lung Cancer and Mesothelioma Diagnosis and Treatment
Lung cancer and mesothelioma treatment may include surgery, chemotherapy, and/or radiation therapy, depending on the type, stage, and location of the tumor. The NYU Cancer Institute offers minimally invasive surgical approaches, state-of-the-art chemotherapy regimens, and finely focused radiation therapy for these cancers. For example, radiation oncologists use a technique called "gating" to evaluate the degree to which a tumor moves during respiration, and this motion is accounted for when planning radiation treatment.
The NYUCI offers combination positron emission tomography (PET) and computed tomography (CT) scanning to assess suspected lung nodules in patients. Other novel diagnostic and treatment techniques available through NYU's Thoracic Oncology Program include:
Improved detection of lung cancer using the Onco-LIFE™ Endoscopic Light Source and Video Camera.
Minimally invasive approach to lymph node biopsy that requires no overnight stay.
Minimally invasive technique for treating lung tumors.
Two-part process for treating lung cancer, esophageal cancers, and Barrett's Esophagus.
Means of providing an unobstructed airway using either plastic or metal stents.
Means of providing an unobstructed esophagus for patients suffering cancer, trauma, or other conditions.