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Zachary D Horne

Speaker for Pulmonology Conferences - Zachary D Horne
Zachary D Horne
Allegheny Health Network Cancer Institute, USA
Title : The use of stereotactic body radiation therapy in patients with severe COPD


Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is one of the most common cancers worldwide and has a strong link to smoking, as does the development of COPD.  Because of poor respiratory reserves, these patients are often not candidates for definitive surgery.  SBRT represents an excellent alternative for patients who have clinically node-negative lung cancer and small primary tumors.  This talk will focus on data surrounding the criteria for surgical resection of early-stage lung cancers and the data for SBRT in patients with severe COPD, changes in lung function, and the persistent benefit of treatment even in very elderly, comorbid patients.  The talk will highlight the logistics of treatment and anticipated outcomes.


Dr. Zachary Horne studied chemistry at George Washington University, receiving his BS in 2009. He went on to receive his MD at George Washington University in 2013 and completed residency in radiation oncology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in 2018.  He currently works at Allegheny Health Network in Pittsburgh, PA with a focus on lung and gynecologic malignancies.  He serves as an editor of multiple peer-reviewed journals, has given multiple domestic and international presentations and has over 35 peer-reviewed publications.