Christopher Lemmon, MD, is a highly recognized clinical researcher and medical oncologist at the University of Cincinnati Cancer Center. He specializes in lung cancer, including mesothelioma, as well as head and neck cancer. Dr. Lemmon will see patients at the University of Cincinnati Cancer Center for initial consults and treatment, continued disease management, evaluation for clinical trials and second opinions. He also serves as an experienced resource to local oncologists seeking to collaborate in complex cancer management.
Dr. Lemmon understands that a new cancer diagnosis can be a time of significant vulnerability for patients and their families. His goal when it comes to patient care is to treat his patients like he would a member of his own family—providing an expert opinion on the latest treatment options, while making sure they remain well informed and receive the most up-to-date, personalized care available.
Dr. Lemmon believes that to provide the best cancer care, including the patient in all decision-making through a multidisciplinary approach is essential. As part of this approach to cancer care, Dr. Lemmon works closely with surgeons, radiation oncologists, pulmonologists, pathologists and his clinical support team to create an individualized treatment plan that meets the goals of each patient.
He is also a firm believer in the benefits of clinical trials, always evaluating whether a patient is a good candidate and if it is in their best interest to participate.
“Clinical trials are how we advance cancer care. This is how our current treatments became the standard of care and how future, better treatments will become the new standard,” Dr. Lemmon explained.
When thinking of what In Science Lives Hope means to him, Dr. Lemmon explained that he thinks it encompasses why research should always be a priority in medicine. We perform science, or research, to advance cancer care so people can live better and live longer.
“Science offers hope for these things that may otherwise not be possible,” Dr. Lemmon said.
Outside the health system, Dr. Lemmon enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, traveling and experiencing new cultures and new foods.