2023 Board of Directors

2023 Board of Directors Election Results

We are pleased to announce the results of the 2023 IASLC Board of Directors election! The newly-elected IASLC board members will officially assume their roles at the upcoming IASLC 2023 World Conference on Lung Cancer Singapore (WCLC 2023) on September 9-12, 2023.

2023 Hot Topic in Basic & Translational Science: Resistance to IO in NSCLC

IO 2023 will bring together leading experts, researchers, and professionals in the field of lung cancer research by offering a unique platform for networking, knowledge sharing of emerging data on immunoresistance in NSCLC! Submit your Abstract & Register Today!
2023 WCLC Abstract Submission

WCLC 2023 Early Registration Closes June 9, 2023

Join us in Singapore for the 2023 World Conference on Lung Cancer—the ultimate event for medical professionals like you. Register today to gain exclusive insights into the latest therapies for lung cancer through ongoing clinical trials, presented by global thought leaders.
2023 Board of Directors Election Results
2023 Hot Topic in Basic & Translational Science: Resistance to IO in NSCLC
WCLC 2023 Early Registration Closes June 9, 2023


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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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.

2022 Annual Report

2022 was a mix of old and new. Learn more about our work and see how IASLC members remain at the forefront of scientific achievement in multiple disciplines. 

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. 


Tobacco use is a well-established cause of cancer and contributes to about 1 in 3 cancer deaths. Whereas the harmful effects of smoking on health are well recognized, the negative impacts of continued smoking after a diagnosis of cancer are underappreciated. The substantial body of research reviewed in the 2014 US Surgeon General’s Report concluded that smoking by cancer patients and survivors causes adverse outcomes, including increased overall mortality and cancer-related mortality, greater risk of a second primary cancer, and associations with substantially worse toxicity from cancer treatments. The clinical effects of smoking after a cancer diagnosis also dramatically increase the cost of cancer care. The 2020 US Surgeon General’s Report reported that smoking cessation after a cancer diagnosis is associated with improved survival, and quitting smoking significantly benefits non-cancer-related health outcomes. The recommendations are available in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese, and Polish.

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

8,000+ members from over 100 countries, all united by a single goal: to conquer thoracic cancers worldwide.

Our Impact

8,000+ members from over 100 countries, all united by a single goal: to conquer thoracic cancers worldwide.

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8,000+ members from over 100 countries, all united by a single goal: to conquer thoracic cancers worldwide.

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.

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8,000+ members from over 100 countries, all united by a single goal: to conquer thoracic cancers worldwide.
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Upcoming Meetings & Webinars

Endorsed Event
Jun 26 - Jun 28 2023
June 26 - June 28
Endorsed Event
Jul 20 - Jul 21 2023
Thursday, July 19 - Friday, July 21, 2023
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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.