Professor Loic Lang-Lazdunski
Professor Loic Lang-Lazdunski, is a consultant in thoracic surgery with more than 20 years of experience in the field of mesothelioma. He previously led one of the busiest mesothelioma clinics in Europe at Guy's hospital in London for 11 years.
Lang-Lazdunski was instrumental in the MARS feasibility trial showing that extrapleural pneumonectomy was potentially detrimental. He has pioneered radical pleurectomy/decortication and hyperthermic povidone-iodine lavage, a procedure now adopted at many centres worldwide.
Professor Lang-Lazdunski works with a team of medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, interventional radiologists, chest physicians, anaesthetists and pathologists who share the same expertise in mesothelioma. He believes team work is essential to achieve the best possible outcomes.
A message from Professor Loic Lang-Lazdunski
Many mesothelioma patients are not offered the chance to meet an expert in the field and I believe this is a lost opportunity. I see too many patients referred to late, who could have received a much better treatment in time. This is why I recommend to meet an expert as soon as the diagnosis of mesothelioma is established. If the diagnosis of mesothelioma is suspected, you should contact us and make an appointment. We will organise the necessary tests and procedures to confirm or infirm it.
My ultimate goal is always to offer my patients the best advice, the most adapted therapy and the longest possible survival. Although some of my patients remain well 5-10 years after treatment, I do not claim victory and I believe that it is not all related to therapeutic decisions, but mostly to patient's "good genes" and particularly good immune system. Understanding why some patients do better than others, why some respond massively to a given therapy and some not will help us improve the prognosis of this terrible disease and ultimately find a cure for mesothelioma.