All hospital visitors required to be vaccinated or have a negative COVID-19 test.

  • Inpatients in our Christiana, Wilmington and Union hospitals may have one visitor daily between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. The visitor must be 16 or older.
  • Patients having outpatient surgery may have one support person accompany them. Support persons must be 16 or older.
  • All visitors and surgical support people must show proof of vaccination OR a negative COVID-19 test within the prior 72 hours.

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For COVID-19 safety, all visitors to ChristianaCare facilities and services are required to wear masks. This includes visitors who are vaccinated. Please read our visitor guidelines before arrival.

Helen F. Graham Cancer Center
& Research Institute

Thoracic, Esophogeal and Lung Cancer

The Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute’s Thoracic, Esophogeal and Lung Cancer Multidisciplinary Center specializes in treating cancers of the:

    • Lungs.
    • Trachea.
    • Chest wall.
    • Mediastinum (sternum and surrounding area).
    • Esophagus.

Charles Mulligan, M.D. outlines low dose CT screening for lung cancer.

Your multidisciplinary team

Surgery, chemotherapy and radiation are used to treat thoracic and esophageal cancers. Recent additions to these treatments include tracheobronchial and esophageal stenting for certain tumors of the airways and esophagus, which improve breathing and swallowing. Decades of clinical experience show that combinations of surgery, chemotherapy and radiation are often most effective. Your team will tailor your cancer treatment for you.

Brian Nam, M.D. discusses minimally invasive thoracic surgery.

When you visit the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute, you will meet with a team of doctors in one visit:

  • Your surgeon can order diagnostic tests, perform a biopsy to see if your tumor is malignant or operate to remove cancer if necessary.
  • Your medical oncologist can administer chemotherapy or immunotherapy that kills cancer cells.
  • Your radiation oncologist can pinpoint places where your cancer is growing and use precisely focused X-rays to reduce or destroy it.

Together, these specialists, in consultation with your primary-care doctor and with the support of your care-management team, will work with you to create the most appropriate and effective plan of treatment for your cancer.

Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute
4701 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Newark, DE 19713 directions