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Lynn Tanoue MD

Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary); Director, Winchester Chest Clinic; Medical Director, Yale Cancer Center Thoracic Oncology Program; Associate Medical Director, Respiratory Care, YNHH; Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs; Interim Section Chief (7/1/12 - 6/30/13)

Research Interests

Lung cancer; Thoracic oncology


Research Summary

Dr. Tanoue is Co-Director of the Yale Thoracic Oncology Program, Director of the Yale Lung Cancer Screening and Nodule Program, and Principle Investigator for the Yale Lung Cancer Biorepository. Her research interests are focused on early detection and risk stratification for lung cancer, and the development of quality metrics for lung cancer evaluation and lung cancer screening.


Selected Publications

  • The stage classification of lung cancer: Diagnosis and management of lung cancer, 3rd ed: American College of Chest Physicians evidence-based clinical practice guidelines. Detterbeck FC, Postmus PE, Tanoue LT. Chest. 2013 May;143(5 Suppl):e191S-210S. doi: 10.1378/chest.12-2354. Review.
  • Use of new treatment modalities for non-small cell lung cancer care in the Medicare population. Vest MT, Herrin J, Soulos PR, Decker RH, Tanoue L, Michaud G, Kim AW, Detterbeck F, Morgensztern D, Gross CP. Chest. 2013 Feb 1;143(2):429-35.
  • Dela Cruz, CS, Tanoue, LT, Matthay, RA. Lung Cancer: Epidemiology, Etiology, and Prevention. Clinics in Chest Medicine, 32(4). Elsevier Saunders, Philadelphia. 2011, pp 605-644.
  • Tanoue, LT. “Lung Cancer: Clinical Evaluation and Staging”, in Comprehensive Respiratory Medicine, Ed. SG Spiro SG and G Silvestri, Mosby, London, in press.
  • Gettinger S. and Tanoue, LT. Lung Cancer in Older Patients. In Aging and Lung Diseases, M. Pisani Ed, Springer, New York, 2011, pp 89-110.
  • Tanoue, LT. Lung Cancer. In Yearbook of Pulmonary Medicine 2011. JA Barker, Ed. Elsevier Mosby, Philadelphia. 2011, pp 61-106.
  • Tanoue. LT. Lung Cancer. In Breathing in America: Diseases, Progress, and Hope. Ed. De Schraufnagel. American Thoracic Society 2010, pp. 109-120.
  • Detterbeck FC, Boffa DJ, and Tanoue LT. The New Lung Cancer Staging System. Chest 2009; 136:260-271.
  • Tanoue LT and Detterbeck FC. New TNM Classification for Non-small Cell Lung Cancer. Expert Rev Anticancer Therapy. 2009; 9:413-423.
  • Dela Cruz C, Tanoue LT, and Matthay RT. Lung Cancer: Epidemiology and Carcinogenesis. In General Thoracic Surgery, Seventh Edition; Shields TW, Locicero J III, Reed CD, and Feins RH, and Rusch VW, Eds. Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia. 2009, pp 1281-1298.

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