About Us

The IASLC Foundation

Established in 2014, the IASLC Foundation supports the funding of research fellowships, Young Investigator awards and the IASLC Foundation Cancer Care Team Award.

Our Impact


Donations to the IASLC Foundation support the education of research fellows - who are the next generation of lung cancer physicians and scientists. Additionally, the Foundation recognizes outstanding cancer care teams around the world. Our goal is to accelerate the pace of research in the study of thoracic malignancies and reduce the lung cancer mortality rate. 

Our organization has given nearly $3.5 million to lung cancer research, and that number is on the rise. 

Every dollar you give to the Foundation goes straight to research. Our goals are large, but with the support of the IASLC membership, corporations, private foundations, survivors and family members we will meet this challenge!



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Programs We Support


Fellowships | IASLC Foundation Cancer Care Team Award | Donate Through Amazon Smile


Donation Highlights



People frequently tell Anne that she doesn’t look like she has cancer. They think that she has been “cured.” The truth is that there is no cure for stage IV non-small cell lung cancer. Still, she is receiving excellent treatment near her home in Colorado, and her current medication is working well.

Anne is working hard to increase lung cancer awareness and raise money for much needed research. She participated in the Chris Draft Foundation Super Bowl Challenge and won fourth place! She named the IASLC Foundation as the beneficiary of her efforts and has raised 73% of her 10,000 goal. Help Anne reach her goal and donate today!

Read about Anne's story



IASLC CEO Dr. Fred R. Hirsch (left) accepts the gift from Lauren Fisher (middle) and Troy Miller, Executive Director of ICOR.

At the IASLC 18th World Conference on Lung Cancer in Yokohama, Japan, Dr. Fred Hirsch announced that, after much anticipation, the John Fisher Legacy Fellowship will be awarded in 2018. 

The John Fisher Legacy Fellowship was conceived by John Fisher's wife, Lauren Fisher, in honor of her late husband. Lauren is a current IASLC Foundation board member who has worked tirelessly to raise funds to establish the fellowship. 

With the help of ICOR (Investment Community of the Rockies), who are business associates of her late husband, Lauren's hard work will pay off in 2018 when the John Fisher Legacy Fellowship is awarded to a researcher focusing on lung cancer early detection and screening. Learn more



The IASLC Foundation Cancer Care Team Award recognizes outstanding patient care and aims to honor multidisciplinary teams working together to provide the highest quality cancer care. The award was conceived by Marilyn Holman, a lung cancer survivor, and her husband, Dr. Matt Holman. Nominations were received from all over the world and five winners were awarded at the 2017 WCLC in Yokohama, Japan. View the winners.

Kathy Weber raising awareness for Lung Cancer Awareness Month.NOVEMBER IS LUNG CANCER AWARENESS MONTH (LCAM)! 

IASLC has partnered with over 25 organizations around the world for a cohesive campaign that will truly bring lung cancer awareness to the forefront of the public's attention. Here at the IASLC Foundation, I, AnnMarie Estrada, Development Director of the IASLC Foundation, am working with IASLC Board member Kathy Weber to elevate awareness and raise $60,000 to fund a research fellowship in 2018. Her campaign will be mainly focused on social media, but she is also reaching out to her personal network via email and in-person meetings. You can follow Kathy on Facebook Kathy Weber (Lunka) and Twitter @KWebFightClick here to read more about Kathy and get involved in her campaign. You can check out all that is going on for LCAM at www.lcam.org


To learn more, please contact Development Director AnnMarie Estrada at AnnMarie.Estrada@iaslc.org or Foundation Coordinator Emily Petoskey at Emily.Petoskey@iaslc.org