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About the IASLC Foundation

The IASLC Foundation supports the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC), to provide fellowships to researchers worldwide and to aid their work in finding new ways to conquer lung cancer and other thoracic malignancies.

The fellowships funded by the IASLC Foundation create a new avenue of support for the IASLC to foster groundbreaking and collaborative research worldwide. The IASLC has provided more than 80 researchers with fellowships since 2000.

The mission of the IASLC Foundation is to support the IASLC in order to:

  • embrace the study of the etiology, epidemiology, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and all other aspects of lung cancer and other thoracic malignancies;
  • provide education and information about lung cancer and other thoracic malignancies to IASLC members, to the medical community at large, and to the public;
  • use all available means to eliminate lung cancer and other thoracic malignancies as a health threat for the individual patient and throughout the world.

The Foundation supports researchers, rewards scientific excellence, and encourages innovative research in lung cancer prevention and translational medicine around the world.

Thank you for your support!


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Kathy Weber and Chris Draft present check to IASLC FoundationThe IASLC Foundation was honored to receive nearly US$5,000 from the Chris Draft Foundation as a result of the Team Draft Super Bowl Challenge. Lung cancer survivor and IASLC member Kathy Weber took the challenge to raise money on behalf of the IASLC Foundation and won second place. That meant Kathy and her family attended the NFL Pro Bowl in Hawaii in January.

Kathy and former NFL player Chris Draft presented the donation to IASLC CEO Dr. Fred R. Hirsch on Feb. 22 (Pictured right). The donation will help the IASLC Foundation fund fellowships for researchers around the world seeking new ways to conquer thoracic malignancies. The first place winner of the Super Bowl Challenge, Kim Ringen, attended the Super Bowl in early February. Kim is also an IASLC member. Read more.

IASLC CEO Dr. Fred R. Hirsch (left) accepts the gift from Lauren Fisher (middle) and Troy Miller, Executive Director of ICOR.Doctors diagnosed John F. Fisher with lung cancer in August 2015 and he passed away within a few weeks. His wife, Lauren, has taken up the mantle to spread the word of John’s Legacy. John’s Legacy is a fund established in memory of John’s life objective to make a difference.

Lauren recently gave the IASLC Foundation a donation of $25,600 in John's memory. We pledge to do whatever we can to honor John's legacy as we strive to find new  groundbreaking treatments for those facing the battle with thoracic cancers. Learn more.

Lung cancer survivor Lisa Moran (left) and the Pikes Peak Browns Backers presenting IASLC Director of Finance John Skadow (middle) with their gift to the IASLC Foundation.A Colorado-based Cleveland Browns fan club, the Pikes Peak Browns Backers, chose the IASLC Foundation as one of the recipients of its annual charity donation in a show of support of club member Lisa Moran, a 44-year-old lung cancer survivor.

To honor her battle with lung cancer, Pikes Peak Browns Backers gave $1,000 to the IASLC Foundation as part of its annual charity donation during the final game of the regular NFL season.

Doctors diagnosed Lisa with Stage IV NSCLC in August 2015. While surgery is not currently an option for Lisa, she’s undergone radiation treatments and is taking an EGFR inhibitor. Learn more.

To learn more, please contact Development Specialist Audrey J. Szychulski at Audrey.Szychulski@iaslc.org.