Day 10: Brendon Stiles, MD. “Even a diagnosis of advanced lung cancer is not a death sentence.”

PROFILES IN LUNG CANCER
Lung Cancer Awareness Month 2015

Day 10: Brendon Stiles, MD, Health Care Provider
“Even a diagnosis of advanced lung cancer is not a death sentence.”
Twitter handle: @BrendonStilesMD

Brendon Stiles, MDWho is Brendon Stiles? Tell us a little bit about yourself.

Ten years ago, I lost my father to lung cancer. After training at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, I am now an Associate Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medicine, New York-Presbyterian Hospital. I operate on and care for patients with lung cancer. I have written extensively about lung cancer screening and the management of early lung cancer. I am also a basic science researcher, trying to characterize a new therapeutic target for lung cancer. I am on the Board of Directors and Medical Advisory Board of the Lung Cancer Research Foundation. In addition to being a surgeon and researcher, I consider myself to be a patient advocate.

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