TREAT Lung Cancer Program

Thoracic disease, Research, Epidemiology, Assessment, and Treatment

Our goal is to ultimately improve the diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer for all populations. We are a multidisciplinary team of biostatisticians, nurses, thoracic surgeons and epidemiologists that perform cutting edge research in epidemiologic and clinical studies of lung cancer. We collaborate with leading investigators with expertise in genetics, epidemiology, medicine, surgery, pulmonology, bioinformatics, and health services research to improve the prevention and clinical care of lung cancer.

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May 10, 2017


Congratulations to TREAT members Brittany Hollister, Carissa Jones, Sarah Mercaldo, and Tim O'Brien, each graduating this year with their PhD!


February 1, 2017


Amelia Maiga, M.D., presented “Timeliness of Care and Lung Cancer T-stage Progression: How Long Can We Wait?” at the 2017 Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) Annual Meeting held January 21-25.


November 22, 2016


Dr. Eric Grogan appears on NewsChannel 5 OpenLine along with Dr. Pierre Massion, Director of the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) Cancer Early Detection and Prevention Initiative, and lung cancer survivor Kathy Leiser.  The segment promotes lung cancer awareness and highlights developments in the treatment of lung cancer.


September 29, 2016

Brittany Hollister and Carissa Jones will present posters at Case Western Reserve University's Institute for Computational Biology (ICB) North Coast Conference on Precision Medicine.  Each was also a recipient of a travel award for the symposium.



August 16, 2016

Brittany Hollister, Carissa Jones, and Tim O'Brien have been selected to present posters at the 2016 American Society of Human Genetics annual meeting.  Brittany will present "Development of a text mining algorithm to extract socioeconomic data from electronic health records for precision medicine research", Carissa will present "Cross-cancer pleiotropic analysis of lung cancer in African Americans", and the title of Tim's poster is "Lung cancer: One disease or many?".