An NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center

Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is the most common type of cancer worldwide — around 228,150 new cases will be diagnosed in the United States this year, mostly among smokers. A growing number of cases are being found in people who never smoked, which means factors like the environment or genetics may be involved.

If you have been diagnosed with lung cancer, or if you may be at high risk of developing it, the specialists at City of Hope will provide you with the information and expertise you need.

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City of Hope’s world-renowned thoracic care team use the latest technology and innovation to treat lung cancer while providing compassionate care. Call 800-826-4673 or request an appointment online.

Our Expertise

“Even for Stage 4 disease we have a lot of hope. There’s a light at the end of the tunnel.”
Ravi Salgia, M.D., Ph.D., Arthur & Rosalie Kaplan Chair in Medical Oncology
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Ravi Salgia, M.D., Ph.D.

City of Hope, located in southern California, is a nationally recognized leader in the research and treatment of lung cancer. We are one of the few facilities designated as a comprehensive cancer center by the National Cancer Institute.

For more than a decade, U.S. News & World Report has named City of Hope one of the top cancer hospitals in America, as well as named a high performing hospital for lung cancer surgery.

We bring together a broad array of expertise from multiple specialties and are unmatched in our rapid “bench-to-bedside” record of translating leading-edge research into real-world treatments.

It is our multidisciplinary approach, combined with our dedication to advancing cancer care, that results in our superior survival outcomes data compared to SEER LA, making City of Hope the best choice for lung and thoracic cancer treatment in the region.

Our commitment to providing the best care and the best quality of life possible for you includes:

  • Lung experts who regularly treat aggressive and late-stage cancer, including complicated cases other institutions may have deemed untreatable
  • Minimally invasive techniques, including laparoscopic and robotic surgery, that injure the body less, make recovery faster and improve outcomes
  • Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery, using advanced computer and video technology to perform minimally invasive biopsies and surgeries
  • An Interventional Pulmonology Program that provides the most advanced diagnostic and therapeutic interventions available in thoracic medicine, including rigid bronchoscopy, medical pleuroscopy and robot-assisted bronchoscopy
  • Precision medicine techniques such as targeted therapy, CAR T cell therapy, immunotherapy regimens tailored to individual patients and pioneering lung cancer clinical trials
  • Genetic tests to figure out your lung tumor’s specific biology and tailor your treatments to stop it from growing
  • Ultraprecise radiation therapy techniques including helical TomoTherapy and 4D computed tomography scanning
  • Compassionate care from staff who communicate openly and truly listen to patient and family concerns
  • Supportive care services that provide exceptional family and survivorship programs
  • Smoking Cessation Program

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