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Thoracic Oncology
1900 The Vanderbilt Clinic
Nashville, TN 37232-5536

Thoracic Oncology Program

Treatment for thoracic oncology is provided at the Henry-Joyce Cancer Clinic and Clinical Research Center. The Hematology/Oncology Outpatient Practice has office hours from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Chemotherapy is administered in the outpatient area by highly trained and experienced oncology nurses.

The Thoracic Oncology Program is one of the most active and recognized programs in the nation for lung cancer. This highly organized program focuses on efficient and coordinated multi-specialty care, multi-modality and laboratory research, and education of our own trainees on a national and international basis.

A weekly Clinical Thoracic Oncology Conference allows each subspecialty group to give input on a particular patient followed by a treatment plan that is formulated by the appropriate specialists.

Same-day testing is available for CT scans, bone scans, MRI scans, pulmonary function testing, immediate pathological interpretations of outside biopsies and bronchoscopy. The Thoracic Oncology faculty work closely together in the multimodality manangement of patients. Referring physicians are notified of management decisions and recommendations usually within 24 hours of the patient's visit to the clinic.

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