Marina Garassino, MD

UChicago Faculty Physicians

Marina Chiara Garassino, MD

Professor of Medicine

Marina Chiara Garassino, MD, is an internationally recognized expert in the treatment of thoracic malignancies. Dr. Garassino specializes in thoracic tumors including lung cancer, non-small cell lung cancer and small cell lung cancer, as well as thymic malignanicies, very rare mediastinal tumors (tumors that develop between the chest and breastbone). Dr. Garassino understands that thoracic cancers can grow quickly, so she works with her patents to accurately diagnose their condition and find the right treatment(s) for each person.

 

As an avid physician-scientist, Dr. Garassino is committed to researching treatments and techniques that improve quality of care and outcomes for her cancer patients. She has led clinical and translational research focused on investigating targeted agents, immunotherapies to treat thoracic malignancies. Dr. Garassino has published over 220 papers in respected, peer-viewed publications, including New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet Oncology, Journal of Clinical Oncology, JAMA Oncology, Annals of OncologyJournal of Thoracic Oncology and Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Italian

Medical Education

  • University of Milan Faculty of Medicine and Surgery; Bocconi University; San Raffaele Scientific Institute; University of Milan

Internship

  • San Raffaele Hospital; Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori di Milano

Fellowship

  • The Christie NHS Foundation Trust

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Thymoma and Thymic Cancers: Diagnosis and Treatment

Nicholas Girard, MD, PhD, from the International Thymic Malignancy Interest Group (ITMIG) joins UChicago Medicine thoracic oncologist Marina Chiara Garassino, MD, to discuss the diagnosis and treatment of thymic cancers, and the importance of seeking out care from an experienced group of experts in thymoma and thymic cancer.

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