Lung Cancer

From diagnosis through treatment and follow-up, the UofL Brown Cancer Center’s Thoracic Multidisciplinary Clinic gives you comprehensive lung cancer care every step of the way.

Some of the nation’s top lung cancer experts focus their extraordinary expertise on you, working together closely to ensure you receive the most advanced, personalized care with the least impact on your body.

Our experts have at their fingertips the latest in cutting-edge technology and techniques to treat lung cancer, including:

  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Innovative radiotherapy planning and delivery techniques
  • Expertise with novel therapies that activate your immune system to fight the lung cancer
  • A wide range of clinical trials for lung cancer

Because your peace of mind is important to us, we specialize in techniques and therapies than can help preserve lung function.

We are often able to offer hope for lung cancer that elsewhere might be considered inoperable.


We at the UofL Brown Cancer Center are proud of our early focus and early adoption of immunotherapies to treat all types of cancer, including lung cancer.  We are a global leader in the clinical testing of novel immunotherapies including Opdivo, Keytruda and Yervoy and have several trials for lung cancer open that offer the potential for markedly prolonged, high-quality life.

UofL Brown Cancer Center has helped advance the treatment of lung cancer in many areas.  Our research has helped:

  • Demonstrate that lung cancers take up high levels of sugar
  • Pioneer the use of immunotherapies for lung cancer patients
  • Identify a novel breath test to detect lung cancer early
  • Pioneer the use of blood tests to detect lung cancer
  • Demonstrate a link between Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and lung cancer
  • Discover nanoparticles that deliver drugs to lung cancer resistant to treatment
  • Establish activity of novel biologic therapies that target specific types of tumors
  • Establish guidelines for lung cancer care in Kentucky to help primary care providers
  • Establish criteria of excellence in the care of lung cancer
  • Provide health service research on lung cancer in Kentucky
  • Improve cost effectiveness of supportive care

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