Lung Cancer Treatments at Wilmot Lung cancer is a serious disease, and it is often diagnosed at an advanced stage. So it is important to have the most cutting-edge treatments available to you. At the Wilmot Cancer Center, we provide the very latest treatments for lung cancer—including some that are not available anywhere else in the region. Another important consideration: your treatment won’t be planned by just a surgeon or a medical oncologist. It will be planned by a complete team of doctors, including specialists in surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, pulmonary medicine, radiology and pathology. As a result, your overall treatment will be truly integrated, drawing the best from each of these disciplines. Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery is a minimally-invasive surgery that removes lung tumors through very small incisions, allowing for faster patient recovery. Robotic Surgery enables surgeons to operate with extreme precision through tiny incisions. Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy precisely targets tumors with several beams of radiation. As a result, a larger dose of radiation can be delivered in fewer treatments with reduced side effects. Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy uses beams of radiation that vary in intensity, delivering a high dose of radiation that conforms to the 3-dimensional shape of a tumor. Targeted Therapies for Lung Cancer are newer anti-cancer drugs that specifically target abnormalities in cancer cells. They work by different mechanisms than traditional chemotherapy, have less severe side effects, and are more efficacious in select circumstances. At this time, they are utilized only to treat certain advanced lung cancers, either alone or in combination with standard chemotherapy drugs.