Lung cancer

Our thoracic oncology service is made up of a team of clinical staff who specialise in the treatment of chest cancers. We work in closely with chest physicians, thoracic surgeons and clinical nurse specialists to provide treatment for our patients.

Patients are reviewed by our specialist team and treatment is based on clinical guidelines developed across the Wessex region.

Information about the lung cancer team, including contact information, can be found on the meet the team page.

Lung cancer and mesothelioma treatment

We offer state-of-the-art treatment for all forms and stages of lung cancer and mesothelioma. Treatments include surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy. There is also a comprehensive clinical research programme, with a portfolio of locally initiated national and international studies. 

Features of the unit

Our cancer unit offers access to positron emission tomography (PET) scanning and high-dose radiotherapy, as well as providing supportive treatments for dyspnoea. All state-of-the-art chemotherapy is offered, including novel agent trials and adjuvant therapy.


Southampton leads the UK and Europe in fighting cancer using the body’s own defences. Our Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre, lead by Professor Ottensmeier, is helping find new ways of treating cancers of the chest and lung, through new immune system based therapies and trials of new therapeutics.