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The Unit is involved in clinical and experimental research on lung cancer
In collaboration with other Units of the San Raffaele Hospital and with the Department of Biotechnology (DIBIT).
All the up-to-date endoscopic techniques of minimally invasive surgery are used both in the diagnosis phase and in the treatment of lung diseases.The treatment varies depending on the type of tumor (not small cell or small cell), tumor diffusion (initial or advanced stage) and general and respiratory conditions of the patient. The treatment involves the use of surgery and / or various forms of systemic oncological therapy (chemotherapy, radiotherapy, biological therapy, immunotherapy).
The Toracic Surgery Unit is highly specialized in surgical treatment of lung tumors. Medical staff members work in close collaboration with the Operating Units of Medical Oncology and Radiotherapy. It is a reference point for the diagnosis and treatment of lung pathologies.
Senior medical staff are members of the European Board of Cardiothoracic Surgery (EBCTS). Standard patient management protocols are used according to the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) guidelines.