Rachel E. Sanborn, M.D.
Co-medical director, Providence Thoracic Oncology Program
Medical oncologist, Providence Lung Cancer Clinic
Providence Oncology and Hematology Care Clinic-Eastside
Published April 2011
Providence Cancer Center's multidisciplinary lung cancer clinic is designed for patients with newly diagnosed or highly suspected lung cancer, and offers a comprehensive multidisciplinary evaluation in the setting of a single clinic visit.
Patients also have access to social and support services a well as disease-specific educational material at the time of the clinic visit.
Patient records, images and available pathology are reviewed in a tumor board conference on the day of the visit. The goal is to develop comprehensive recommendations for a treatment plan by the end of the patient’s visit.
Detailed evaluations and a summary of recommendations are sent back to the referring physician. The goals of this clinic are to improve outcomes by:
Providence Lung Cancer Clinic offers access to further diagnostic studies, traditional and minimally invasive surgical procedures, evidence-based chemotherapy and radiation, and innovative clinical trials.
The clinic is happy to help coordinate referrals. Our clinic coordinator can be reached at 503-215-3595. Patients are generally seen within one week of the initial referral.
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