MANAGEMENT OF THORACIC TUMORS

The thoracic pathology team of Antoine Lacassagne Center treats:

  • Primary bronchopulmonary cancers
  • Primary pleural tumors (mesothelioma)
  • Mediastinal tumors
  • Secondary tumors of the lung or pleura

The team is organized around a double CPR (Medico-Surgical Multidisciplinary Consultation Meeting) in close collaboration with the thoracic surgery and pneumology departments of Pasteur Hospital, Nice and can offer patients all explorations and necessary treatments. This CPR meets every week and is part of a broader framework connecting the two institutions in a single agreement in France for the treatment of patients with thoracic pathology.

Lacassagne offers all medical treatments

  • Conventional chemotherapy
  • Targeted therapies
  • Immunotherapy
  • Local treatment of tumors (radiofrequency, cryotherapy)
  • Radiotherapy

The hospital is equipped:for

  • Conformational radiotherapy (tomotherapy)
  • Stereotactic radiotherapy (Cyberknife)
  • Radiotherapy with heavy particles (protons) soon available for treatment of certain thoracic tumors

CAL also has a structured supportive care team that can intervene at all stages of the disease

Thoracic surgery is performed at Nice University Hospital. The thoracic surgery department is located in the same building as the pneumology department.

ANTOINE LACASSAGNE CENTER HAS A FULL IMAGING TECHNICAL PLATFORM

  • SCT (Tomodensitometry)
  • MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
  • PET scanner
  • Bone scan

The bronchoscopy endoscopy service is located at the Pasteur Teaching Hospital in the pneumology department 100 m from the Center and undertakes all endoscopic diagnostic procedures.

  • Flexible bronchoscopic endoscopy
  • EBUS (Echo Bronchial Endoscopy)
  • Interventional bronchoscopy

The Center’s pulmonologists use this technical platform jointly with the CHU’s pulmonologists several times a week.

international clinical trials and are active members of the IFCT (Intergroup Francophone of Thoracic Oncology).
Depending on the type and stage of the disease, doctors may therefore offer patients standard treatments or new treatments in clinical trial

DEPARTMENT OF MEDICINE

Dr Michel Poudenx
Dr Josiane Otto
Dr Delphine Borchiellini
Dr Esma Saada

DEPARTMENT OF RADIOTHERAPY

Dr Pierre-Yves Bondiau
Dr Jérôme Doyen
Dr Shakeel Sumodhee
Dr Romain Natale

PNEUMOLOGISTS OF NICE CHU

Pr Charles-Hugo Marquette

THORACIC SURGEONS OF CHU DE NICE

Pr Jérôme Mouroux
Pr Nicolas Venissac
Dr Daniel Pop
Dr Charlotte Cohen

ANATOMOPATHOLOGISTS AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

Dr Isabelle Peyrotte (CAL)
Pr Paul Hofman (CHU)

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