Lung Cancers

Lung cancer is cancer that starts in the lungs. It is one of the most common cancers in the world and is a leading cause of cancer death in men and women in the United States. It can be caused by cigarette smoking, but not always.

Programs + Services


Thoracic Cancer Program

Physicians at at the Thoracic Cancer Program at Tufts Medical Center in Boston specialize in diagnosis and treatment plans for thoracic cancers, including lung cancer, mesotheliomas and more. Request an appointment today.
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Comprehensive Thoracic Program

The Comprehensive Thoracic Program provides high-quality multidisciplinary care for patients in the community with benign and malignant chest, lung and esophageal conditions and other thoracic disease.
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Doctors + Care Team

Antonio D. Lassaletta, MD

Antonio D. Lassaletta, MD

Accepting New Patients

Virtual Appointments Available

Title(s): Thoracic Surgeon; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5589
Fax #: 617-636-9095

General thoracic and foregut surgery, minimally invasive thoracic surgery, surgical robotics

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Dustin Walters, MD

Dustin Walters, MD

Accepting New Patients

Virtual Appointments Available

Title(s): Thoracic Surgeon: Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
Appt. Phone: 978-937-6258 option #2
Fax #:

Thoracic surgery

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Greg L. Schumaker, MD

Greg L. Schumaker, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Medical Director, Lowell General Hospital ICU; Section Chief of Critical Care, Lowell General Hospital; Director, Rapid Response Team; Adult Sleep Medicine Attending; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6377
Fax #: 617-636-1649

Pulmonary diseases, critical care medicine, adult sleep medicine

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John E. Mignano, MD, PhD

John E. Mignano, MD, PhD

Virtual Appointments Available

Title(s): Radiation Oncologist; Clinic Director; Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Radiation Oncology, Pediatric Radiation Oncology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6161
Fax #: 617-636-4513

Oncologic consultation for general radiotherapy and Gamma Knife, pediatric radiation oncology

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Kari E. Roberts, MD

Kari E. Roberts, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Associate Chief Medical Officer, Graduate Medical Education; Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency; Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6377
Fax #: 617-636-1649

General pulmonology, pulmonary hypertension, critical care medicine

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Kathryn Huber, MD, PhD

Kathryn Huber, MD, PhD

Accepting New Patients

Virtual Appointments Available

Title(s): Radiation Oncologist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Radiation Oncology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6161
Fax #: 617-636-6131

Radiotherapy for cancers of the lung, gastrointestinal tract, breast and head and neck

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Laurence H. Brinckerhoff, MD

Laurence H. Brinckerhoff, MD

Accepting New Patients

Virtual Appointments Available

Title(s): Chief, Thoracic Surgery; Surgeon; Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5589
Fax #: 617-636-9095

Thoracic surgical oncology, minimally invasive surgery, clinical trials, tumor immunology

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Lori Pai, MD

Lori Pai, MD

Accepting New Patients

Virtual Appointments Available

Title(s): Hematologist/Oncologist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Hematology/Oncology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6227
Fax #: 617-636-8538

Thoracic oncology, melanoma

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Maher Tabba, MD

Maher Tabba, MD

Accepting New Patients

Virtual Appointments Available

Title(s): ICU Director, MelroseWakefield Hospital; Director, Interventional Pulmonary Service; Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6377
Fax #: 617-636-1649

Interventional pulmonology, thoracic oncology, general pulmonology

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Neil J. Halin, DO, FSIR, FAOCR

Neil J. Halin, DO, FSIR, FAOCR

Virtual Appointments Available

Title(s): Chief, Cardiovascular-Interventional Radiology; Vice Chair, Radiology for Quality and Operations; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Radiology, CardioVascular Center
Appt. Phone: 617-636-3004
Fax #: 617-636-0041

Peripheral vascular disease, biliary and urinary obstruction, thrombo-embolic disease, vascular disease, general radiology

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Rajesh R.  Zacharias, MD

Rajesh R. Zacharias, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Pulmonologist; Associate Director of Critical Care, Hallmark Health; Assistant Professor of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6377
Fax #: 617-636-1649

Pulmonary Medicine, including: general pulmonology, COPD, thoracic oncology and lung cancer, endobronchial ultrasound and advanced bronchoscopy, pleural and interstitial lung disease, pulmonary infections. Critical Care Medicine, including: mechanical ventilation, noninvasive ventilation, ARDS, delirium in the ICU, shock, ICU outcomes. Sleep Medicine, including: obstructive sleep apnea, hypoglossal nerve stimulation, central sleep apnea, narcolepsy and hypersomnia.

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