Cedar’s Sinai Center for Chest Diseases
8700 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90048
Founded in 1902, Cedars-Sinai is made up of more than 9,000 employees, over 2,000 physicians, and 2,000 volunteers, as well as 15,000 fundraising support group members. Through more than 60 graduate medical programs, Cedars-Sinai trains more than 350 residents and fellows each year. Cedars-Sinai is also very active in the basic and biomedical clinical research arena. In fact, it is a major part of Cedar-Sinai’s mission.
Cedars-Sinai is currently conducting more than 600 clinical research projects with a focus in more than 20 areas including: cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer, women’s cancers, cardiology, liver disease, kidney transplantation, and more. In the area cancer, specifically, Cedars Sinai is conducting research in the areas of: Blood cell development, brain tumor, breast cancer, Gene cloning, Kaposi’s sarcoma virus, leukemia and lymphoma, lung cancer, Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, ovarian cancer, prostate cancer, translational stem cell biology, and tumor suppressor gene.
Cancer diagnosis and treatment is currently conducted at the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute at Cedars-Sinai. Chest cancers, including mesothelioma (cancer of the lung or the lining of the chest and lungs), are diagnosed and treated at the Cedar’s Sinai Center for Chest Diseases. The center treats both small cell lung cancer and non-small cell lung cancer including adenocarcinoma and squamous cell and large cell cancer. Cedars-Sinai thoracic surgeons have developed minimally invasive surgical procedures to help treat all types of diseases of the lung, esophagus, chest wall, airways and mediastinum. The Cedars-Sinai Center for Chest Diseases offers both comprehensive inpatient and outpatient care.
Cedars-Sinai Center for Chest Diseases features state-of-the-art treatment for all stages of lung cancer as well as investigational studies involving new treatments that are not yet available. In some lung cancer cases, multimodality therapy is may be required. In these cases, surgeons, pulmonary specialists, oncologists and radiation therapy specialists work together to come up with the best treatment plan for patients.
The center offers surgery that removes all or a part of a lung, as well as minimally invasive lung cancer surgery — assisted by video technology, and chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Cedars-Sinai thoracic surgeons have performed more than 1,400 lung cancer operations with video technology since 1992.
It should be noted that Cedars-Sinai made the “Best of the Best” Honor Roll In the 2007 U.S. News & World Report rankings. Only 173 hospitals out of 5,000 U.S. hospitals were ranked, and of those 173 — only 18 made the Honor Roll.