Cancer - Oncology

Center of Excellence for Thoracic Oncology

If you have lung cancer or think you might, you want top-notch care from compassionate, skilled providers. The Center of Excellence for Thoracic Oncology at Mount Sinai’s Tisch Cancer Institute offers just that. Our prevention, diagnostic, treatment, and management services are state of the art. Our world-renowned experts have extensive experience with lung cancer, mesothelioma, and other tumors and conditions of the chest.

We take a team approach to diagnosis and treatment. Thoracic surgeons, medical oncologists, and radiation oncologists work together to meet your individual needs. We review patient cases weekly, bringing in specialists in radiology and pathology as needed, to determine the best course of treatment for each patient.

Our clinicians and researchers work in partnership to translate scientific discovery into clinical treatments. We have a robust portfolio of clinical trials that feature the latest and most advanced therapies.

In addition, our patients have access to a full network of experts in medical specialties at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. We provide comprehensive care that addresses all aspects of each patient’s health needs. 

Fred R. Hirsch, MD, PhD, Executive Director of the multidisciplinary Center of Thoracic Oncology, directs the Center of Excellence for Thoracic Oncology. Dr. Hirsch is an internationally renowned authority on lung cancer treatment and research with more than 25 years of experience. He has a special focus on targeted therapies, immunotherapies, and early detection of lung cancer.  Dr. Hirsch is also Associate Director of Biomarker Discovery at The Tisch Cancer Institute. He has published more than 400 scientific publications on several scientific aspects of lung cancer. A long-time advocate of lung health, Dr. Hirsch was honored as the "Lung Cancer Hero 2020" by CURE Magazine and MJH Life Sciences.

Our services are available at multiple locations throughout the Mount Sinai Health System. We are here for you and your family.

For more information about our services at the Center of Excellence for Thoracic Oncology, please contact us at 1-844-MD-CANCER