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Dr. Michael Mulligan on Survival Rates (long)

Dr. Michael Mulligan on Survival Rates (long)
Today, there is hope for people fighting lung cancer. Dr. Michael Mulligan explains why Seattle Cancer Care Alliance survivor rates are statistically higher than the national average. SCCA has shifted the way they approach treatment, both medically and surgically. While there were only a few options for chemotherapy in the past, today they are designing individualized treatment regimens. SCCA are also using minimally invasive surgical techniques that significantly reduces the time it takes for a patient to recover from surgery.

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Dr. Michael Mulligan is the Director of Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery and regularly performs and teaches video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS). In this video, he describes what differentiates SCCA from other institutions. The UW has the only lung transplant program in the area and does more complex airway surgeries than anywhere in the United States. We have tremendous lung cancer oncology at an institution with three Nobel Prize laureates. We now have a variety of minimally invasive surgical techniques, including video assisted and robotic thoracic surgery that are changing the way we do lung cancer surgery.