Thoracic (Lung) Cancer Clinical Research Team

The University of Arizona Cancer Center's Lung Cancer Program combines excellent patient care with state-of-the-art research trials to fight the number one cause of cancer deaths for U.S. men and women.

The Lung Cancer Clinical Research team takes a comprehensive and individualized approach to patient care and offers a wide variety of services ranging from evaluation of abnormal chest imaging, lung cancer screening, lung cancer diagnosis, treatment of all stages of lung cancer, and survivorship care.

The Lung Cancer Clinical Research team has a multidisciplinary team of lung cancer specialists representing Pulmonology, Thoracic Surgery, Radiation Oncology, Medical Oncology, Lung Cancer Screening specialists, Nurse Navigator, Tobacco Cessation Specialist, Supportive Care, Nutrition Counseling, and Psychosocial Support Services. Lung cancer patients are seen by members of the Tucson team at the BUMC-North Campus. We offer a unique multi-disciplinary approach to patient care through our weekly Lung Cancer Tumor Board where individualized patient treatment plans are created.

We offer patients a wide range of state-of-the-art clinical trials for patients at all stages of lung cancer. In addition, we are conducting research studies across a number of other areas including lung cancer screening, prevention and survivorship.

The Lung Cancer Program at the University of Arizona Cancer Center — North Campus has new patient appointments available for patients with undiagnosed lung and esophageal conditions including lung masses, pleural effusions, a current diagnosis of  lung, mediastinal, pleural and esophageal  cancer, and benign esophageal processes and airway disorders.

Our Researchers


Research Data Coordinator

Claresa Quezada
Phone: 520-694-4355

Clinical Research Nursing

Erin Trew, RN
Phone: 520-626-2548

Clinical Research Coordination

Maria Serafini

Regulatory Coordination

AJ Steuer

The only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center headquartered in the state of Arizona.

 Bringing promising new therapies from the laboratory to the bedside is a high priority. The clinician scientists of the University of Arizona Cancer Center are engaged in more than 200 clinical trials, investigating a broad spectrum of new diagnostic, prevention and treatment strategies. 

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