Smoking Cessation and Stigma of Lung Cancer


Providing smoking cessation without contributing to the stigma faced by those who smoke is a worthwhile goal. To discuss this in greater detail, Lung Cancer Considered host Dr. Narjust Duma welcomes Dr. Jamie Ostroff, Dr. Matthew Steliga, and Jim Pantelas. Dr. Ostroff is the Joseph Gaumont Chair of Cancer Prevention and the Director of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Tobacco Treatment Program and Dr. Steliga is an Associate Professor in Surgery at the University of Arkansas Medical Center and a member and past chair of the IASLC Tobacco control and smoking cessation committee. Mr. Jim Pantelas is a patient advocate and activist who collaborates with organizations like the Lung Cancer Research Foundation (formerly known as Free to Breathe) and the Lung Cancer Alliance.

Narjust Florez
Narjust Florez


Associate Director of the Cancer Care Equity Program and Assistant Professor of Medicine
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Harvard Medical School
Jamie Ostroff MD
Jamie Ostroff


Chief, Behavioral Sciences Service
Memorial Sloan-Kettering
Jim Pantelas
Jim Pantelas
Patient Advocate and 16 Year Lung Cancer Survivor