Thoracic cancers affect organs or tissues in the chest and can spread to other parts of the body. The most common and deadly of these diseases is lung cancer — the leading cause of cancer death in the United States for both men and women.
To fight thoracic cancers, Miami Cancer Institute at Baptist Health South Florida brings medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, thoracic surgeons and other experts together with the latest, most advanced technology all under one roof. These specialists work together to create your treatment plan and ensure your best chances for survival and recovery. Our team members have contributed to developing and refining treatments and multi-modality protocols that are now considered the gold standard of care. For instance:
- Baptist Health South Florida’s robotic surgery program was an early pioneer in minimally invasive techniques now used nationwide to offer better outcomes, a faster recovery and fewer complications than conventional surgical options. Our thoracic robotic surgery team is among the world’s most experienced, serving hundreds of patients each year, and thoracic surgeons from around the world come here for robotic surgery training.
- We offer advanced radiation therapy techniques that target tumors precisely and powerfully, while minimizing damage to nearby tissue and structures.
- Our medical oncologists fight cancer on the molecular level with highly refined medicines and methods aimed at specific cancer types and characteristics.
We also reach beyond our walls in our commitment to seeking, sharing and applying new knowledge. One example is our membership in the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Alliance, which aims to improve local access to advanced cancer care through a dynamic partnership and active collaboration.
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Unparalleled Compassion and Clinical Expertise
From the moment you receive a cancer diagnosis, we are by your side, treating you as an individual deserving of our respect and compassion. With a team of prominent physicians established in our community now joined by an ever-increasing number of cancer experts and clinical researchers recruited from the nation’s top cancer centers, supported by our Center for Genomic Medicine, Miami Cancer Institute will develop a targeted treatment plan that is best for you.
Innovative device targets tumor cells in certain patients with rare and aggressive cancers. Miami Cancer Institute is the first in Florida to receive FDA approval for its use with pleural mesothelioma.