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Research

The research program of the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery emphasizes gaining new knowledge through clinical and basic science research programs to improve the treatment of patients with thoracic cancers and to provide a better biological foundation for thoracic cancer surgical treatments. Treatment advances in thoracic cancers, which include lung and esophageal cancers and lung metastases, have been slow to develop, even though these cancers are among the most common of all neoplastic diseases.

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