Thoracic (Lung) Cancer

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 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 Program consists of 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 a single location, the BUMC-North Campus and at UACC Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix. 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 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.

Featured Clinical Trials

A Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of the CD40 Agonistic Antibody APX005M Administered in Combination with Nivolumab in Subjects with Non-small Cell Lung Cancer and Subjects with Metastatic Melanoma

Adjuvant Lung Cancer Enrichment Marker Identification and Sequencing Trial (ALCHEMIST) (A151216) (A screening trial for A081105, E4512 and EA5142)

Staff

Phoenix

Clinical Research Coordination

Sarah Shilling
602-827-2680

Regulatory Coordination

Ramses Pardo
520-626-9083
Tucson

Clinical Research Nursing

Kathy Kachenko, RN
520-694-9087

Clinical Research Coordination

Susan Marie Brown, CRC
520-694-9058

Research Data Coordination

Jason Gass
520-626-6954