At the UCLA Lung Cancer Program, a multidisciplinary team of experts is dedicated to the prevention, detection, treatment and research of lung cancer.
The program strives to provide the best in patient care by offering the following:
- Communication and accessibility for patients and referring physicians
- Multidisciplinary team approach to care
- Evidence-based decision-making
- State-of-the-art treatments
- Cutting-edge research
The UCLA Lung Cancer Program hosts a number of services and programs. These include surgical procedures, interventional radiologic procedures, chemotherapy/targeted therapy, radiation therapy, clinical trials, research, the thoracic oncology program clinic and the thoracic oncology program tumor board.
Clinical trials are carefully controlled research studies in which cancer patients help doctors and scientists find ways to improve health and cancer care, and to make sure the treatments are safe and effective. Each study is designed to address and answer specific scientific questions and to find better ways to prevent, diagnose or treat cancer. A clinical trial is one of the final stages resulting from the research conducted during intensive and lengthy laboratory studies.
If you are interested in finding out more about these studies, visit our Clinical Trials Guide for general information and a listing of currently open clinical trials.
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