Thymus Cancer

The thymus is a small organ near the breastbone that helps make white blood cells, which fight infection. Thymus cancer is a rare type of cancer and is more likely to occur when a person has other diseases such as myasthenia gravis, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis.

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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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Doctors + Care Team

Gary M. Strauss, MD, MPH

Gary M. Strauss, MD, MPH

Title(s): Medical Director, Lung Cancer Program; Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Hematology/Oncology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6227
Fax #: 617-636-8538

Lung cancer, melanoma, breast cancer, genitourinary cancer, solid tumors

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Laurence H. Brinckerhoff, MD

Laurence H. Brinckerhoff, MD

Accepting New Patients

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

Title(s): Medical Oncologist
Department(s): Medicine, Hematology/Oncology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6227
Fax #: 617-636-8538

Thoracic oncology, melanoma

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