Lung Cancer

Lung cancer treatment is most successful when the disease is caught early. Our lung cancer specialists offer a full range of care, including lung screenings, second opinion consultations and advanced treatment options. We combine compassionate care with advanced research, technology and techniques to create a treatment plan that is right for you. Our surgeons use robotic and video-assisted technology to minimize the impact of the treatment and help you maintain a high quality of life.

What Is Your Risk for Lung Cancer?

To determine your individual risk for lung cancer, and if you’re a candidate for lung screening, take our assessment.

Conditions We Treat

We treat all lung cancers, including:

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    Non-small cell lung cancer
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    Small cell lung cancer
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    Malignant mesothelioma
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    Thymoma and thymic carcinoma

Meet Your Care Team

Daniel B. Brown

Daniel B. BrownMD

    Genitourinary Interventions, IVC Filter Insertion and Retrieval, Interventional Oncology, Kidney Cancer, Portal Hypertension, Radiology, Vascular and Interventional Radiology
Kristin K. Ancell
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4.9

Kristin K. AncellMD

    Hematology/Oncology, Medical Oncology
Leora Horn
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4.9

Leora HornMD, MS

    Cancer, Hematology/Oncology, Lung Cancer, Thymic Cancer and Mesothelioma, Medical Oncology
Wade T. Iams
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4.9

Wade T. IamsMD

    Hematology/Oncology, Internal Medicine
Jonathan M. Lehman

Jonathan M. LehmanMD, PhD

    Cancer, Hematology/Oncology, Lung Cancer, Thymic Cancer and Mesothelioma, Medical Oncology
Christine M. Lovly

Christine M. LovlyMD, PhD, BA

    Cancer, Hematology/Oncology, Lung Cancer, Thymic Cancer and Mesothelioma, Lung/Thoracic Cancer, Medical Oncology
Michael N. Neuss
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4.7

Michael N. NeussMD

    Cancer, Hematology/Oncology, Lung Cancer, Thymic Cancer and Mesothelioma, Medical Oncology
Travis J. Osterman
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4.9

Travis J. OstermanDO, MS

    Cancer, Hematology/Oncology, Lung Cancer, Thymic Cancer and Mesothelioma, Medical Oncology
Sally J. York
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4.9

Sally J. YorkMD, PhD

    Cancer, Hematology/Oncology, Lung Cancer, Thymic Cancer and Mesothelioma, Medical Oncology
Robert J. Lentz

Robert J. LentzMD

    Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Fabien Maldonado
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4.9

Fabien MaldonadoMD

    Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Pierre P. Massion

Pierre P. MassionMD

    Cancer, Lung Cancer, Thymic Cancer and Mesothelioma, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Alison N. Miller

Alison N. MillerMD

    Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Robert F. Miller
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4.9

Robert F. MillerMD

    Allergy / Pulmonary and Critical Care, Cancer, General Pulmonary Medicine, Lung Cancer, Thymic Cancer and Mesothelioma, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Meredith E. Pugh
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4.9

Meredith E. PughMD, MSCI

    Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Otis B. Rickman
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4.8

Otis B. RickmanDO, BS

    Cancer, Internal Medicine, Lung Cancer, Thymic Cancer and Mesothelioma, Lung/Thoracic Cancer, Pulmonary, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
James J. Tolle
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4.8

James J. TolleMD

    Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Melissa A. Warren
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Melissa A. WarrenMD

    Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Anthony J. Cmelak
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4.8

Anthony J. CmelakMD

    Cancer, Neuro-Oncology, Neurosciences, Primary and Metastatic Nervous System Cancers, Radiation Oncology, Upper Airway (Tracheal), Oral, Nasal, Lip, and Other Head and Neck Cancers
Evan C. Osmundson
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4.9

Evan C. OsmundsonMD, PhD

    Cancer, Liver Cancer, Lung Cancer, Thymic Cancer and Mesothelioma, Lymphoma, Low, Intermediate, and High Grade, Radiation Oncology, Upper Airway (Tracheal), Oral, Nasal, Lip, and Other Head and Neck Cancers
Matthew Bacchetta

Matthew BacchettaMD, MBA, MA

    Cardiac Surgery, Lung Transplant, Lung Transplantation, Lung/Thoracic Cancer, Pulmonary Endarterectomy for Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension, Surgery for Diseases of the Lung, Surgery for Diseases of the Rib Cage and Diaphragm
Erin A. Gillaspie
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Erin A. GillaspieMD, MPH

    Lung Conditions, Lung Transplant, Lung Transplantation, Lung/Thoracic Cancer, Surgery for Diseases of the Lung, Surgery for Diseases of the Rib Cage and Diaphragm, Surgery for Lung Cancer and Esophageal Cancer
Eric L. Grogan

Eric L. GroganMD, MPH

    Lung Conditions, Lung Transplant, Lung Transplantation, Lung/Thoracic Cancer, Surgery for Diseases of the Lung, Surgery for Diseases of the Rib Cage and Diaphragm, Surgery for Lung Cancer and Esophageal Cancer
Eric S. Lambright
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4.9

Eric S. LambrightMD

    Lung Conditions, Lung Transplant, Lung Transplantation, Lung/Thoracic Cancer, Surgery for Diseases of the Lung, Surgery for Diseases of the Rib Cage and Diaphragm, Surgery for Lung Cancer and Esophageal Cancer
Jonathan C. Nesbitt
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4.8

Jonathan C. NesbittMD

    Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Lobectomy, Lung Cancer, Lung Cancer, Thymic Cancer and Mesothelioma, Lung Transplant, Lung Transplantation

Why Choose Lung Cancer Care at Vanderbilt

  • Recognized cancer care

    The National Cancer Institute designates us as a Comprehensive Cancer Center, the highest ranking by the world’s leading authority on cancer.

  • Skilled clinicians

    Our doctors received advanced training in the diagnosis and treatment of lung cancers and pre-cancerous conditions. As leading cancer experts, our doctors also serve on the organizations responsible for establishing national guidelines for patient care.

  • Knowledge and experience in surgery

    Our program is ranked among the top 10 university hospitals nationwide for lowest mortality and post-surgery readmissions by the University HealthSystem Consortium. Our lung surgeons use advanced robotic and video-assisted technology to perform less-invasive, lung-sparing surgery. This means a more precise surgery with a faster, easier recovery.

  • Team approach

    Our surgeons, medical oncologists, pulmonologists, radiation oncologists, interventional radiologists and pathologists work together to confirm a diagnosis and create a personalized treatment plan for you. 

  • Specialized tumor boards

    At our regular cancer care meetings, experts in your specific type of cancer from across medical disciplines work together to create a treatment plan for the most complex cases. This means expert, comprehensive care just for you.

  • Innovation

    Our researchers are dedicated to developing new and more effective approaches to care. We not only apply the latest research, but also pioneer some of the latest innovations. You may have access to treatments before they are widely available.

  • Patient care coordinators

    Our patient care coordinators guide you through your care plan. They can help you schedule appointments, gather medical records, address concerns and coordinate your care among all the specialists involved in your treatment.

Tests, Treatments and Services

We offer a full range of tests, treatments and services, including:

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