Lung Cancer and Thoracic Oncology

Clinical Services: Hematology and Oncology
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Upper East Side
520 East 70th Street, Starr Pavilion, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10021
(646) 962-1603
(646) 962-2066

The Thoracic Oncology Program at Weill Cornell Medicine is dedicated to providing cutting-edge treatment at every stage and for every type of thoracic cancer, including cancers of the lung, pleura, pericardium and thymus.

From diagnosis to remission, we treat each patient as an individual, tailoring our approach to meet every patient’s unique needs. The Thoracic Oncology Program is multidisciplinary and offers our patients ready access to multiple cancer sub-specialists, all within the same complex. We collaborate with expert thoracic surgeons, radiation oncologists, pulmonologists, interventional pulmonologists and interventional radiologists to provide the most comprehensive treatment plan and coordinated care for our patients.

As New York's premier healthcare network, Weill Cornell Medicine is at the forefront of scientific research and clinical trials, enabling us to provide a full range of diagnostic and treatment protocols, including the latest breakthroughs in medicine.

Our Team

Our team is highly regarded in their fields, with expertise in:

  • Targeted therapies
  • Antibody therapies
  • Tumor genetics
  • Treating advanced lung cancers, including Stage 3 lung cancers 


We offer patients access to state-of-the-art diagnostic testing, the latest drug therapies, and innovative treatment methods, including clinical trials specifically designed for lung cancer patients. Providing patients with exceptional outcomes and optimal function is our top priority. We accomplish this through:

  • Genetic characterization and sequencing of tumors
  • Advanced imaging
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • New chemotherapies
  • Immunotherapies
  • State-of-the-art radiation techniques
  • Combination therapies

Clinical Trials

Our patients have access to many multi-phase clinical trials, and as active members of the international cancer research community, our oncologists collaborate with other research centers to offer patients the most cutting-edge treatments available.

We currently have an open clinical trial for people whose lung cancer has spread to the brain and an open immunotherapy-based clinical trial for patients with small cell lung cancer.

View all our open trials here.

Second Opinions

In concert with your referring physician, we are always available to offer a second opinion in the form of a consultation with one of our specialists.

Why Choose Us?

We have the latest knowledge, expertise and experience, and we deliver the highest standards of care. Our supportive, collaborative approach to bringing you the most promising diagnostics and treatments allows our patients and their families to receive the best possible outcomes and quality of life.

At Weill Cornell Medicine, we treat each individual, not just their conditions or illnesses, as we strive to deliver the finest possible care for our patients – the center of everything we do.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call us at (646) 962-2066.

Weill Cornell Medical College is ranked among the nation’s best by U.S. News & World Report year after year.

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