Welcome to the

Lung Cancer Center

Our expert team offers each patient a personalized treatment plan for lung cancer or mesothelioma.

Our team of lung cancer experts works together to provide innovative treatments as well as patient- and family-centered care for people with all types of cancers that affect the lungs, including non-small cell lung cancer, small cell lung cancer, and mesothelioma. We also have a world-class team of laboratory and clinical researchers who are working to make tomorrow’s therapies happen today.

When you come to NYU Langone’s Lung Cancer Center, part of Perlmutter Cancer Center, we do our best to make your visits as convenient as possible. You can often see several specialists in the same building on the same day. At the end of your first visit, you receive an opinion on your care that is the result of a collaborative effort. Our lung cancer experts not only meet to discuss your initial diagnosis, they also discuss your care during regular meetings throughout your treatment.

Dr. Robert Cerfolio with Patient

Throughout your care at Perlmutter Cancer Center, the focus is on you. Our imaging specialists and cytopathologists, doctors who study diseases at the cellular level, analyze your tumor to make the most accurate diagnosis possible. With a tumor sample taken when you’re diagnosed, we perform research throughout your treatment that might ultimately have a direct impact on your care.

Our nationally recognized interventional pulmonologists, pulmonologists, thoracic surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, and interventional radiologists create a customized treatment plan that’s right for you. You may be eligible to participate in one of our lung cancer clinical trials. These trials offer people with many types of lung cancer some of the newest therapies available.

We use minimally invasive surgical techniques and robotic technologies to accurately and effectively remove lung cancer. In fact, our thoracic surgeons have performed more robotic surgery procedures than doctors at any other medical center in the world. As a result, surgeons from around the globe come here to learn advanced techniques from us.

We also offer supportive services, such as lung rehabilitation, psychological counseling, and integrative health therapies, to support your overall wellbeing during and after treatment.

Our lung specialists encourage people at high risk for lung cancer to participate in our Lung Cancer Screening Program. Our goal at NYU Langone is to detect lung cancer early, when treatment is most effective.

When you become a patient at Perlmutter Cancer Center, you have easy access to care throughout NYU Langone Health. That means that if you have cancer-related side effects or other medical concerns, you can quickly and seamlessly get additional services.

Our team is available to answer your questions or address your concerns, and to help you make an appointment.

Our Leadership

  • Robert J. Cerfolio, MD, MBA

    Director | Thoracic Surgery

    The chief of clinical thoracic surgery at NYU Langone’s Perlmutter Cancer Center, Dr. Cerfolio is among the most prolific thoracic surgeons in the world. His robotic surgical techniques have been adopted by doctors across the country and around the world.

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Plan Your Visit

Lung Cancer Center

160 East 34th Street
8th Floor
New York, NY 10016