IASLC GLOBAL SURVEY ON BIOMARKER TESTING IN LUNG CANCER

IASLC Global Survey on Biomarker Testing in Lung Cancer

The IASLC Global Survey on Biomarker Testing is essential in lung cancer care and we need your input.

Lung Cancer 360

Lung Cancer 360: The IASLC Education Hub

Your ultimate lung cancer education resource that features CME-accredited courses, simulations, webinars, and more.

WCLC 2024

Pre-Conference Workshop Proposals for WCLC 2024

The WCLC 2024 Program Committee has announced the call for Pre-Conference Workshop proposals for IASLC members!

IASLC STARS 2024 Applications

STARS Program Applications Are Now Open!

Applications are accepted from February 1 - March 15 at midnight MST. Applicants will be notified by April 26.

IASLC Global Survey on Biomarker Testing in Lung Cancer
Lung Cancer 360: The IASLC Education Hub
Pre-Conference Workshop Proposals for WCLC 2024
STARS Program Applications Are Now Open!

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The International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer

The IASLC is a global multidisciplinary organization dedicated to eradication of all forms of lung cancer. From provision of educational events around the world and virtually to research projects and publications that advance the science of lung cancer, the IASLC's members—consisting of medical, surgical, and radiation oncologists, as well as other thoracic oncology specialists such as nurses, basic scientists, pathologists, radiologists, pulmonologists, statisticians, patient research advocates, patients, and their caregivers—are raising the bar for care of patients with lung cancer.

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IASLC's Visionary Strategic Plan for the Next Five Years

In the ever-evolving landscape of lung cancer research and patient care, we have embarked on a transformative journey by unveiling a new strategic plan that redefines its mission and objectives for the next five years.

IASLC Position Statement on the Documentation of Tobacco Use in Cancer Clinical Trials

The IASLC TCSC Committee recently issued an official position statement on the documentation of tobacco use in clinical trials. They note in recent years, there has been growing awareness of the negative impact of tobacco use on clinical outcomes for cancer patients. The 2014 U.S. Surgeon General’s report compiled compelling evidence that cigarette smoking by cancer patients and survivors causes adverse outcomes, including increased all-cause mortality, cancer-specific mortality, and increased risk of a second primary cancer. Furthermore, smoking clearly affects survival and the toxicity of cancer treatments, and these endpoints serve as the primary or secondary objectives of virtually all clinical trials. As a result, it is critical that smoking information be collected and available for analysis to accurately assess the benefits and harms of cancer treatment in clinical trials.

WCLC 2023 Meeting Highlights

The IASLC 2023 WCLC in Singapore has now concluded. Learn more about the exciting activities that occurred at the conference.

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Resources for Reading & Understanding Biomarker Test Results

Biomarker test results are crucial for lung cancer patients to understand, but they are difficult to read due to their complexity. The Advanced Practitioner Society for Hematology and Oncology, the Association of Community Cancer Centers,  the Association for Molecular Pathology, and LUNGevity Foundation created basic and comprehensive education for ALL non-small cell lung cancer patients to understand their results. Materials are available in English and Spanish. Learn more.

IASLC's Annual Report 2022

2022 was a year focused on providing as much benefit as possible for all IASLC members. Learn more in our full report below. 

IASLC's Atlas of Molecular Testing for Targeted Therapy in Lung Cancer

IASLC's Atlas of Molecular Testing for Targeted Therapy in Lung Cancer

The IASLC’s latest Atlas provides a comprehensive overview of all current and emerging molecular targets, specimen acquisition, available assays, and reporting and interpretation of molecular testing results from both a diagnostic and clinical perspective. 
 

IASLC Corporate Roundtable

IASLC's Corporate Roundtable

Born from feedback received during meetings with our Corporate Partners in 2022, the IASLC Corporate Roundtable brings IASLC leadership and Roundtable Member Representatives together to collaborate on solutions to big-picture challenges facing those working to conquer lung cancer and other thoracic malignancies. 

Our Impact

11,000+ members from over 100 countries, all united by a single goal: to conquer thoracic cancers worldwide within the 21st century.

Our Work

The IASLC Staging Project

The IASLC Staging Project is a global effort to study and improve the current staging system for lung cancer, mesothelioma, thymic and esophageal cancer.

Lung Cancer Policy Network Map

Provide a global review of lung cancer screening clinical trials, implementation studies, and organized programs. This map facilitates policy-level discussions drawing from real-world implementation around the world and drives a community of learning around LDCT (Low Dose Computed Tomography) screening.

In Numbers

8,000+ members from over 100 countries, all united by a single goal: to conquer thoracic cancers worldwide.
45
Years Experience
15K
Number of Research Awards Funded
20.121
JTO Impact Factor
8K+
Members

Lung Cancer Policy Network Map

Provide a global review of lung cancer screening clinical trials, implementation studies, and organized programs. This map facilitates policy-level discussions drawing from real-world implementation around the world and drives a community of learning around LDCT (Low Dose Computed Tomography) screening.

The IASLC Staging Project

The IASLC Staging Project is a global effort to study and improve the current staging system for lung cancer, mesothelioma, thymic and esophageal cancer.

Pathologic Response (PR) Project

Neoadjuvant therapies have unique advantages and opportunities in lung cancer and need further investigation. Currently, there is no established guidance on how to process and evaluate resected lung cancer specimens following neoadjuvant therapy in the setting of clinical trials and clinical practice. There is also a lack of precise definitions of the degree of pathologic response, including Major Pathologic Response (MPR) or Complete Pathologic Response (CPR). The IASLC PR Project was created to establish Pathologic Response (PR), Major Pathologic Response (MPR), and/or Complete Pathologic Response (CPR) in surgical resection specimens following neoadjuvant therapies as predictors of long-term clinical benefit in patients with resected stages I to III lung cancers. These recommendations are intended as guidance for clinical trials, although it is hoped they can be viewed as suggestions for good clinical practice outside of clinical trials, to improve the consistency of pathologic assessment of treatment response.

In numbers

11,000+ members from over 100 countries, all united by a single goal: to conquer thoracic cancers worldwide in the 21st century.
45
Years Experience
15K
Number of Research Awards Funded
20.4
JTO Impact Factor
8K+
Members

Upcoming Meetings & Webinars

Joint Event
Mar 20 - Mar 24 2024
March 20-24, 2024
Endorsed Event
Apr 18 - Apr 20 2024
April 18 - 20, 2024
CME Accredited
Endorsed Event
May 10 - May 11 2024
May 10, 2024
IASLC Meeting
Oct 17 - Oct 19 2024
October 17, 2024
IASLC Meeting
Nov 14 - Nov 16 2024
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Journal of Thoracic Oncology & JTO Clinical and Research Reports

Lung and thoracic specialists count on the IASLC’s journals to provide perspective on innovation in prevention, detention, diagnosis and cutting-edge treatments. As a leading medical journal, JTO focuses on lung and thoracic cancers and is dedicated to presenting original research reviews and opinions from a wide range of disciplines within the medical community. JTO CRR, the official open access journal of the IASLC, complements the JTO by offering authors a gold open access publication option. 

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Efficacy and Safety of Sintilimab Plus Pemetrexed and Platinum as First-Line Treatment for Locally Advanced or Metastatic Nonsquamous NSCLC: a Randomized, Double-Blind, Phase 3 Study (Oncology pRogram by InnovENT anti-PD-1-11)

May 08, 2022