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Jeanne M. Lukanich M.D.

  • Thoracic Surgeon
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • 617-732-6824

Dr. Jeanne M Lukanich is a part of the Thoracic Cancer Center of the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. She completed medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1987 and completed many residencies afterwards. In 1989 she completed a residency at the University of Colorado and continued to finish another residency at Columbus Hospital in 1990. She also completed residencies at the Wright State University School of Medicine in 1993, Queens University School of Medicine in 1995, and University of Toronto in 1996. She is board certified in surgery and cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Lukanich is also on the top team of doctors that webcast extrapleural pneumonectomies.

Dr. Lukanich is a proponent of the trimodality therapy for treatment of mesothelioma. This trimodality therapy includes extrapleural pneumonectomy followed by chemotherapy and radiation therapy. She also advocates microscopic resection margins, which will affect long term survival, for example, an extrapleural node-negative resection to extend survival with patients who have epithelial. She also advises that pre-resectional evaluations of extrapleural nodes could help in selecting patients who could have more radical therapy for treatment. Dr. Lukanich feels further investigation of the locoregional control would also be advantageous for those with mesothelioma. She continues to study the effectiveness of open pleural biopsy in the accurate diagnosing of malignant pleural mesothelioma and the management of complications after surgery, which requires unique approaches in order to minimize mortality.

References:
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Physician Profile.

Last modified: December 24, 2010.