Lung Cancer Research

Lung cancer cells

Lung cancer cells
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Our research portfolio in lung cancer is quite diverse and includes basic and clinical researchers pursuing various approaches to study lung cancer. Our basic research projects examine pathways driving lung tumorigenesis, the preclinical development of therapeutics in lung cancer models and the work of our Comparative Oncology Program that includes the study of pet dogs with lung cancer.  Some of our groups use integrative and translational approaches to study the genetics and biology behind health disparities in lung cancer and the effects of environmental exposures linked to lung cancer. Our Thoracic and GI Malignancies Branch and Thoracic and Oncologic Surgery Branch both integrate and synergize multidisciplinary clinical and basic research pertaining to cancers of the lungs and airways, chest cavity (thorax). Anish Thomas, MBBS, M.D., in the Developmental Therapeutics Branch, is a clinical researcher with a focus on small cell lung cancer (SCLC), one of the most aggressive human cancers.

We have several clinical trials that are testing therapies such as immunotherapy for lung cancer patients as well as teams launching precision medicine studies of lung cancer. Click here for a full list of our lung cancer trials.

Summary Posted: Thu, 11/01/2018