Lung Cancer Clinic

Providing team-based treatment and support to all lung cancer patients

Our Location

The clinic's address is:
U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center
1500 East Medical Center Drive
Floor B1, Room 363, Reception: E
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5912


Map, Driving Directions and Parking Information
Internal Map of Cancer Center - Floor B1

Meet our Physicians

The Multidisciplinary Lung Cancer Clinic offers a multidisciplinary team of thoracic surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists, pulmonologists, gastroenterologists, radiologists, pathologists and nurses, all working together to help our patients combat their cancer. We provide:

  • initial evaluation by a team of providers with experience in all aspects of lung cancer care
  • the expertise of the Multidisciplinary Thoracic Oncology Conference for consensus treatment decisions
  • discussion of the multidisciplinary team's recommendations with the patient and family
  • access to state-of-the-art standard and investigational therapies
  • an opportunity to meet with an information specialist, dietitian or social worker to discuss concerns or special needs
  • comprehensive patient education materials
  • reports to referring physicians

What we need from you

The following information should be delivered to the clinic coordinator at least two days prior to an appointment in the clinic:

  • written medical records and reports detailing prior diagnostic or staging evaluations, hospitalizations, pre-existing medical conditions and treatments;
  • original films or copies of all radiographic studies related to the current diagnosis (X-rays, CT scans, MRI scans, PET scans, etc); and
  • original pathology slides documenting the diagnosis of cancer.

Day of Appointment

Each Friday morning, new patients with known or suspected lung cancer receive an initial evaluation by a team of providers with expertise in the care of patients with lung cancer.

At noon, faculty from thoracic surgery, medical and radiation oncology, pulmonary medicine, radiology and pathology attend a conference, during which patient cases are presented and individualized management plans are formulated.

In the afternoon, the team's recommendations are discussed with the patient and family. Recommendations may include:

  • further diagnostic studies, such as a bronchoscopic biopsy or PET scan;
  • surgery; including minimally invasive surgical procedures;
  • aggressive combined-modality therapy treatment with chemotherapy and radiation therapy;
  • palliative procedures to improve quality-of-life, such as radiofrequency ablation or stereotactic surgery; and
  • investigational treatment.

Still have questions?

The nurses at Cancer AnswerLine™ have answers. Call 1-800-865-1125 and you'll get a personal response from one of our registered nurses, who have years of experience in caring for people with cancer.

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