Dr. Raphael Bueno, Chief of the Division of Thoracic Surgery

Raphael Bueno M.D.

Chief of the Division of Thoracic Surgery

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    Pleural and Lung Cancer

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    Top Doctor

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    Excellence in Research

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    Mesothelioma Pioneer

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    Team Leader

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    Board Certified in Surgery

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    Board Certified in Thoracic Surgery

Raphael Bueno, M.D., is the chief of the Division of Thoracic Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. While maintaining an interest in lung cancer and esophageal cancer, much of his most recent research has focused on treating mesothelioma.

Some of his latest studies focused on the prevention and management of complications following extrapleural pneumonectomies, a common surgical procedure. He has also studied which factors are associated with long-term survival following this surgery.

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Focus on Asbestos Cancers

One of Bueno’s main objectives is to better understand asbestos-related cancers at the molecular level and create new diagnostic and therapeutic treatments with his findings. He also wishes to identify prognostic and diagnostic markers for both mesothelioma and lung cancer patients.



Disclaimer: Dr. Raphael Bueno has no professional affiliation with Asbestos.com.

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Tim Povtak is an award-winning writer with more than 30 years of reporting national and international news. His specialty is interviewing top mesothelioma specialists and researchers, reporting the latest news at mesothelioma cancer centers and talking with survivors and caregivers.

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