More Advanced Options For Lung Cancer

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More Advanced Options For Lung Cancer

At the Abramson Cancer Center, we provide a thorough evaluation for an accurate diagnosis of lung cancer and offer you a full range of personalized and advanced treatment options.

Our comprehensive team of lung cancer experts incorporate surgery, radiation, chemotherapy and immunotherapy to deliver integrated medicine for complex management of lung cancer including:

  • Adenocarcinoma
  • Large-cell (undifferentiated) carcinoma
  • Squamous cell carcinoma
  • Small cell carcinoma (oat cell cancer)
  • Non-small cell carcinoma (NSCLC)
  • Combined small cell carcinoma

“I feel like I am a miraculous woman. I’m not in remission. I am 100 percent cancer-free.”

- Francie Howat | Lung cancer survivor

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Cutting Edge, Compassionate Care

At Penn Medicine we understand that receiving a cancer diagnosis is a life-changing event. We’re here to help you through the process. An important part of that process is taking some time to evaluate your options.

Penn Medicine’s Abramson Cancer Center continues to be on the cutting-edge of designing novel treatments for lung cancer. Options available through Penn's Abramson Cancer Center include:

  • Lung-sparing surgery and other advanced surgical options such as precision surgery, sleeve resection and laser surgery
  • Radiation therapies including proton therapy at the Roberts Proton Therapy Center and Cyberknife®
  • Chemotherapy, biological therapies including immunotherapy, and targeted molecular therapies
  • Clinical trials of the very latest treatments for lung cancer
  • Personalized treatment plans for each lung cancer patient. This includes genomic testing with Penn’s Center for Personalized Diagnostics (CPD) which allows your medical team to precisely deliver the right treatment, to the right person, at the right time.

Lung cancer specialists who evaluate and treat only lung disease will develop personalized treatment plans that often include a combination of therapies designed to meet the specific needs of each patient. Patients also have access to support services, education programs, cancer counselors and dietitians specially trained in the complexities of lung cancer care.

Learn more about our advanced treatments:

Same–Day Appointments Available for New Patients

Penn Thoracic Oncology now offers new patient appointments within one business day. Quick, convenient access to lung cancer experts is available at the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine.

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Proton Therapy

Proton therapy uses beams of protons that are precisely directed at a lung tumor. The precision of proton therapy limits the radiation exposure of normal tissues while allowing a higher dose to be delivered to the tumor in the lung.



Specialists at the Abramson Cancer Center are using immunotherapy which stimulates the body’s immune system to treat cancer.

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Precision Surgery

A promising new investigational technique to help surgeons see the entire tumor, and detect cancer cells that could be missed during surgery, is being tested at Penn Medicine's Center for Precision Surgery.

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Clinical Trials

Because of clinical trials, many of which are only found at Penn, patients are benefiting from breakthrough therapies and treatments for lung cancer.

World Class Lung Cancer Care, Right Here.

Penn’s Lung Cancer specialists are available in several locations across the Philadelphia region. Whether you are seeking a first consultation or a second opinion - whichever location you choose, in the city or in the suburbs - you get the same expert team, advanced services and exceptional care.

Speak to a Nurse Navigator

Connect with a Radiation Oncology nurse navigator to discuss your best course for treatment.

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Chester County Hospital

701 East Marshall Street
West Chester, PA 19380

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Kennett Medical Campus

402 McFarlan Road
Kennett Square, PA 19348

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Lancaster General Health Ann B. Barshinger Cancer Institute

Suburban Outpatient Pavilion (North Entrance)
2102 Harrisburg Pike
Lancaster, PA 17604



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Penn Medicine Cherry Hill

1865 East Route 70
Cherry Hill, NJ 08003

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Penn Medicine Exton

700 West Lincoln Highway
Exton, PA 19341

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Penn Medicine Radnor

250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA 19087



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Penn Medicine Valley Forge

1001 Chesterbrook Boulevard
Berwyn, PA 19312

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Penn Presbyterian Medical Center

51 N. 39th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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Pennsylvania Hospital

800 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106



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Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine

3400 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Know Your Risks. Understand Your Options.

Lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. When detected early, it is also one of the most treatable types of cancer. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with lung cancer, it’s more important than ever to ask the right questions. Access these resources to determine your risks, understand your options and make an informed decision about your treatment.


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Lung Cancer Patient Guide

Complete our secure online form to download the Learning About Lung Cancer Patient Guide. Today, there’s more hope than ever for those facing lung cancer. Some advanced options can result in speedier recovery, fewer side effects and better long-term outcomes.


Make a Same-Day Appointment

Penn Thoracic Oncology now offers new patient appointments within one business day. Quick, convenient access to lung cancer experts is available at select Penn Medicine locations.

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Get a Second Opinion

Second opinions can help you make a more informed decision about your cancer treatment. You may discover additional treatment options for your type and stage of cancer, or confirm a current treatment approach.

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Connect with our new patient office and dedicated lung cancer nurse navigators to discuss your best course for treatment. Whether you are ready to start your treatment or are seeking a second opinion at Penn, talk to us today.

Submit this form and a representative from Penn Medicine will contact you between 9 am and 5 pm to discuss where you are right now, where you want to be and how to get there.

Same-day appointments are also available for new patients.

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