Everything changes after cancer. I just live in the moment. I just live for the special times.
Some of the nation's top lung cancer experts focus their extraordinary expertise on you. They work together closely to ensure you receive the most advanced personalized care with the least impact on your body.
And our experts have at their fingertips the latest cutting-edge technology and techniques to treat lung cancer, including:
- Minimally invasive surgery
- Innovative radiotherapy planning and delivery techniques
- One of the few proton therapy centers in the country with experience treating lung cancer
- A wide range of clinical trials for all stages and types of lung cancer
Because your peace of mind is important to us, we specialize in techniques and therapies than can help preserve lung function.
We're often able to offer hope for lung cancer that elsewhere might be considered inoperable, and we've developed special techniques for treating cancers that have invaded the spinal column.
MD Anderson is proud to be one of the few cancer centers in the nation to house a prestigious federally funded lung cancer SPORE (Specialized Program of Research Excellence) program. As one of the world's largest cancer research centers, MD Anderson is leading the investigation into new methods of lung cancer diagnosis and treatment. Each patient benefits from the most advanced research, delivered as rapidly as possible.
MD Anderson has helped advance the treatment of lung cancer in many areas. Our research has helped:
- Demonstrate the effectiveness of paclitaxel (Taxol) for certain types of lung cancer
- Pioneer neoadjuvant (before surgery) chemotherapy
- Identify gene variants that influence lung cancer risk
- Discover nanoparticles that deliver drugs to lung cancer that is resistant to treatment
- Establish activity of novel biologic therapies that target specific types of tumors
- Develop four-dimensional simulation techniques to target lung cancer
- Pioneer ways to reduce damage to normal tissue during proton therapy and IMRT
- Discover a way to combine chemotherapy and radiotherapy to treat lung cancer
Understanding a disease is the first step toward finding the right care. Get the facts about lung cancer, including the different types, how it starts and who’s at risk.
Did You Know?
Our Kim's Place is a tribute to Kim Perrot, a guard for the WNBA Houston Comets, who died of lung cancer at the age of 32.
November 06, 2013
Suzan Shughart had an extra reason to celebrate on her 60th birthday: It was also her last day of lung cancer treatment at MD Anderson.
It was a day she’d thought might never come. Less than a year earlier, doctors had told Suzan she had 18-24 months to live.
“My brain just said no,” she says. “I’ve got four children. I’ve got grandchildren. I have a lot of living to do.”
A mysterious lung cancer diagnosis...