The Thoracic Oncology Program provides comprehensive, evidence-based care and treatment of lung and esophageal cancers at three locations:
Minneapolis Clinic – in collaboration with the Virginia Piper Cancer Institute
St. Paul Cancer Center – in collaboration with the Virginia Piper Cancer Institute
Management of these cancers involves a number of specialties and disciplines. We take an interdisciplinary approach by involving the primary care physician, pulmonologists, thoracic surgeon, medical oncologist, radiation oncologist, registered dietitian, and our nursing staff – striving to provide seamless transitions throughout the cancer journey.
In addition to the above services, Dr. Jacques and Dr Graczyk also provide care for benign thoracic patients, including management of lung nodules.
These many components of care are knit together through the dedicated presence of the Thoracic Oncology Nurse Navigator, who makes the connections, assures communication between all specialists and supports the patient and family throughout their care.
Cancer treatment can affect an individual’s functional ability, health, spirituality, cultural traditions and overall quality of life.
Our Nurse Navigators will…
“We cannot direct the wind but we can adjust the sails.”
~ Bertha Calloway
Our Thoracic Oncology Team:
|Thomas Ducker, MD||Matthew Graczyk, MD||Louis Jacques, MD|
|Tim Larson, MD||Joseph Leach, MD||Mark Sborov, MD|
|Paul Thurmes, MD||Eric Weinshel, MD||Meghan Lawless, PA_C|
|Suzanne Rudi, PA-C||Jody Eifert, RN, OCN|