Approved Language Amendment to IASLC Bylaws
In this year’s IASLC election, eligible voting members approved amended language to the IASLC Bylaws. The language is intended to make clear the IASLC’s commitment to equity and access for both professionals and patients.
The approved language is described below, from the Preamble of the Bylaws, page 1, (d):
(d) to define new and meaningful strategies to remove barriers, including those resulting from systemic disparities, that impact (i) access to research and funding for those engaged in the study of the etiology, the epidemiology, the prevention, the diagnosis, the treatment, and all other aspects of lung cancer and other thoracic malignancies, and (ii) access to care for and information about lung cancer and other thoracic malignancies for patients and their families;