The Department of thoracic oncology primarily treats patients with all thoracic malignancies such as tumours of the lung, oesophagus, mediastinum and chest wall. It also serves patients with pulmonary metastases from other cancers. Most patients require multidisciplinary treatment. Based on the latest available evidence, the patient is offered surgery (including minimal invasive surgery to improve operative outcomes) or a combination of chemotherapy/radiation therapy and surgery. In the near future, patients will also be able to participate in clinical trials.
Our thoracic surgeons offer video-assisted thorascopic surgery which is a minimally invasive approach. Our multifaceted team includes thoracic surgeons, radiation oncologists, pulmonologists, medical oncologists, pathologists, nurses, and social workers who meet regularly to review cases and provide opinions from their area of expertise. These dedicated specialists are regional leaders who are an integral part in developing less invasive surgical techniques that quicken recovery and provide options that are not readily available locally.