Research & Education
Cancer Can't Win
Getting the right diagnosis means getting the best treatment, and increasing the chances for the best outcomes. Roswell Park offers state-of-the-art technology that is not offered elsewhere, except at designated cancer centers.
Standard diagnostic tests for lung cancer at Roswell Park include:
Roswell Park continues to add advanced technology procedures to its arsenal of tools for fast, early and accurate lung cancer detection and diagnosis. The latest include:
The best outcome for patients with lung cancer depends on the use of chemotherapy, radiotherapy and surgery in an integrated fashion. Treatment decisions using these therapies depend on accurate staging of the mediastinum. Roswell Park is one of a few centers in the world that uses TEMLA to enhance mediastinal staging.
[TEMLA] allows us to gain a more accurate mediastinal staging. Some patients may be able to avoid further surgery and some may learn they need to add chemotherapy to their treatment, and they would not have known that otherwise." -Todd Demmy, MD, FACS
Unlike standard mediastinoscopies that only sample mediastinal lymph nodes, TEMLA involves the surgical removal of the lymph nodes. This decreases the chances of missing the detection of cancer in these lymph nodes due to sampling error. Results obtained from TEMLA may avoid unnecessary surgery in some patients and it may lead to the addition of chemotherapy to improve the cure rate in others.