Lung Cancer Treatment Options

The lung cancer team at OHSU Knight Cancer Institute is the only coordinated care team in Oregon specializing in lung cancer. Our lung cancer doctors are fellowship trained and have extensive knowledge about lung cancer.

We customize treatment plans for each lung cancer patient and offer a variety of treatment options for lung cancer, including chemotherapy, surgery and radiation therapy.

Medical therapy for lung cancer

Medical oncologists treat lung cancer with drugs and treatments other than surgery and radiation. 

The medical oncology lung cancer team uses chemotherapy, powerful medications that can kill cancer cells. Doctors also use targeted biologic agents, which are designed to destroy cancer cells without harming healthy tissue. 

Our team includes community medical oncologists who have a special interest in lung cancer. These doctors have clinics throughout the Portland Metro area, giving patients the option to stay within their community for treatment.

Surgical services for lung cancer

Our thoracic surgeons are board certified and work together with your medical oncologist and the entire treatment team to provide surgery as one of your treatment options.

Radiation therapy for lung cancer

The radiation oncologistson our lung cancer team are fellowship trained lung cancer specialists. They work with the lung cancer team to determine the best therapies for each lung cancer patient.