Thoracic Oncology Services, Including Surgery, Available Throughout Mid-Atlantic

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The Johns Hopkins thoracic oncology team, from left to right: Andrew Lerner, Jean Wright, Benjamin Levy, Stephen Greco and Stephen Broderick.

December 11, 2018

In addition to receiving comprehensive thoracic oncology care at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, patients diagnosed with lung cancer can now receive the same quality treatment and care at Sibley Memorial Hospital.

Opened in 2016, the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center in the greater Washington region offers patients and their providers access to a team of thoracic specialists in diagnostic radiology, medical oncology, radiation oncology, surgical oncology and interventional pulmonology. The experts review each patient case to develop a comprehensive treatment plan focused on the patient’s specific needs and patients have access to the same clinical trials and research available at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The lung cancer program at Sibley also provides lung cancer screenings, palliative care and semi-annual post-operative check-ups.

“We can provide the exact same level of oncologic and perioperative care at Sibley as we can at The Johns Hopkins Hospital,” says Stephen Broderick, a thoracic surgeon at Sibley.

Patients will also have access to the latest in thoracic cancer treatment options with the opening of the Johns Hopkins National Proton Therapy Center at Sibley in 2019.  Additionally, all clinical trials open for patient recruitment at the Baltimore locations will shortly be available to patients receiving care at Sibley.

“We are pleased to provide the high level of care expected of Johns Hopkins to patients who live in the Washington, D.C., region,” says Richard Battafarano, regional director of thoracic surgery at Johns Hopkins.

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