Thoracic surgeon, Usman Ahmad, MD, leads a discussion on lung cancer causes and treatment with pulmonologist Peter Mazzone, MD, and radiation oncologist Gregory Videtic, MD.

Our comprehensive Lung Cancer Program brings together a multidisciplinary team of medical oncologists, pulmonologists, radiation oncologists, pathologists, thoracic surgeons, and thoracic radiologists who collaborate to provide customized, coordinated care for patients. This collaborative approach allows us to focus our entire team’s expertise and energy on providing the best strategies for diagnosing and treating our patients.

While there is no one solution for treating lung cancer, there are many options. We help patients find the most effective lung cancer treatment, allowing them to enjoy the best quality of life possible. This may mean participating in a clinical trial which offers lung cancer patients options and access to the latest treatments and procedures resulting from cancer research. With innovative treatments and excellent outcomes, Cleveland Clinic lung cancer specialists are nationally recognized.

Rankings & Outcomes


U.S. News & World Report consistently names Cleveland Clinic as one of the nation’s top hospitals in its annual “America’s Best Hospitals” survey and has named Cleveland Clinic’s heart program No. 1 in the nation since 1995.

Learn more about the methodology of U.S. News & World Report's rankings


Cleveland Clinic provides data regarding patient volumes, treatment outcomes, surgical and medical trends, and innovations for patients and physicians.

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons has recently developed a comprehensive rating system that allows for comparisons regarding the quality of thoracic surgery among hospitals across the country. In the current analysis of national data from January 2015 to December 2017, our lung cancer surgery program was found to lie in the highest quality tier, thereby receiving an STS 3 star rating.

Recent Lung Cancer Advances at Cleveland Clinic

New Techniques May Help Some Lung Cancer Patients Beat the Disease Earlier

Recently, U.S. News talked to Dr. Nathan Pennell, Director of the Lung Cancer Medical Oncology Program, and Dr. Daniel Raymond, a thoracic surgeon in the Lung Cancer Program, to discuss how new advances in lung cancer treatment that are leading to better results for patients through research-driven innovation.

What We Treat Doctors


Support & Services

Support & Services

Patient Services

In addition to offering state of the art diagnostic techniques and lung cancer treatment methods, our specialists also offer an array of resources that can help patients cope with the demands of cancer. Patients are encouraged to take advantage of these resources to ease the burden of managing cancer.

Clinical Trials & Research

Clinical Trials & Research

Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center clinical trials offer patients important treatment options and access to the latest treatments and procedures resulting from cancer research.

Medical Professionals

Medical Professionals

Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center is committed to working with you to provide the best care for your patients. Our team is also dedicated to the training and education of medical professionals to advance cancer care and research.