Lung Cancer

After completing his fellowship in 2007, Sai Yendamuri, MD, sought a position allowing him to provide care for lung cancer patients while freely collaborating with fellow physicians and oncologists. The multidisciplinary environment at Roswell Park turned out to be exactly what he was looking for.

Sabrina Miller, BA, Clinical Liaison, shares six common questions and answers about Roswell Park’s Lung Cancer Screening Program that you, and anyone in your life who may be at high risk for lung cancer, need to know.
Roswell Park’s Lung Cancer Screening Program for people at high risk for developing lung cancer includes a focused medical history, physical exam, and helical Low Dose CT (LDCT) chest scan. The LDCT is the only screening test proven to reduce lung cancer deaths.

Sharon McCann never smoked. Neither did her parents or her husband. She did not have any of the risk factors for lung cancer. “It just happened,” she says.

Amid a historic normalizing of relations between the United States and Cuba, a potentially game-changing step was recently taken in the field of lung cancer research.

“I didn’t think I was going to make it, so it’s really about my life today and how cancer makes a difference in a person’s life,” said Thomasina Holmes, a thriving lung cancer survivor who credits Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center for saving her life. 

On November 10, 2014 the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed decision to begin covering the cost of a promising type of

When diagnosing or treating cancer, a less-invasive procedure often leads to better outcomes and fewer risks.

When an oncologist creates a care plan for a cancer patient, we consider many aspects of the individual, including his or her age, other health problems and existing risk factors.

Some misconceptions about lung cancer exist and it can sometimes be difficult to separate myth from fact. It’s very important to maintain awareness and stay educated.

Cancer cells are smart. They adapt to defend against the drugs we use to treat them, and tumors can develop resistance to certain drugs over time. This can vary from patient to patient. Our research at Roswell Park is offering new ways to get around these issues.

At Roswell Park, my colleagues and I now perform over 90% of lung cancer surgeries with minimally invasive surgical techniques.