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Clinical Research


Cancer Type: Lung

Lead Physician: Jessica Hellyer


Title: Thoracic Malignancies Tumor Registry: THOR-1

Purpose of Study: The objective of this project is to collect clinical as well as genomic data on lung cancer patients in our practice in order to improve our understanding of thoracic malignancies in our community as well as disparities that may affect patient access to treatment.

  • Aim 1. Characterize clinical features of patients with thoracic malignancies who present to our clinic.

  • Aim 2. Characterize genomic features of patients with thoracic malignancies.

  • Aim 3. Characterize geographic and economic disparities in biomarker testing

Basic Eligibility Criteria:


  • Histologically proven diagnosis of non-small cell lung cancer, small cell lung cancer, thymoma, thymic carcinoma, mesothelioma, neuroendocrine tumor, or carcinoma of unknown primary consistent with the presentation of a primary thoracic malignancy. Patients clinically suspected to have a thoracic malignancy are also eligible while undergoing workup and treatment, for example, patients who undergo thymectomy for suspected thymoma in the setting of an autoimmune diagnosis, or patients receiving radiation for a lung nodule clinically suspected to be lung cancer but not biopsy proven.

  • 18 years of age or older.

  • Ability to understand and the willingness to sign a written informed consent document


  • Pregnant females

  • Subjects incapable of understanding the items listed in the ICF and consent process

  • Subjects with a history of or known psychiatric illness that deems them unable to consent


For More Information

If you are interested in this research study, please email the Cancer Care Northwest Research Department at research@ccnw.net for more information. Be sure to include:

  • Your name
  • Phone number & if we can leave a voice message at this number
  • Trial number(s) you are interested in
  • Name and city of clinic where you are currently being treated