Lung cancer

We are a recognized lung cancer center and the first, and so far only, center in Switzerland to be certified by the German Cancer Society. Lung cancer and other types of cancer of the thorax are discussed and treated on an interdisciplinary basis by specialists from all relevant fields.

Treatment recommendations are based on the stage and type of the tumor disease as well as the general health condition of the patient and comprise the special disciplines of surgery, radiology and drug therapy. Treatment may involve a single discipline but generally takes a combined approach.

The optimal treatment for the patient is determined during a weekly tumor board held at University Hospital Zurich in which radiologists, pulmonologists, thoracic surgeons, pathologists, medical oncologists and radiotherapists take part.

This committee also discusses the possibility of participating in open clinical trials.

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