February 2011

Dear Colleagues:
The IASLC received many applications for the Fellowship/Young Investigators Awards from all over the world. The review procedure has started and final decisions will be expected at the IASLC BOD meeting in Santa Monica, CA February 26, 2011.
The IASLC is now preparing for election of new Board of Directors and the voting ballots will be sent out in April 2011.
The BOD is working on a strategic planning meeting in September 2011 and several committee members will be involved in this discussion together with the Board of Directors.
The election process for hosting the World Conference on Lung Cancer 2017 has started and the host will be announced during the WCLC 2011 in Amsterdam.
The World Conference on Lung Cancer 2011 in Amsterdam is coming closer and deadline for abstract submission is February 25, 2011. The IASLC members are encouraged to submit abstracts The program for the Amsterdam meeting is completed and many new features will be launched at this conference. Please visit

Fred R. Hirsch, MD, PhD

14th World Conference on Lung Cancer 

The Scientific Committee of the 14th World Conference on Lung Cancer is inviting the submission of Scientific Abstracts and pleased to advise that online abstract submission is now open. Submission Categories Authors are asked to submit abstracts under one of the official categories, found on the Conference website at Submission Guidelines  Research work should be original and innovative. Work can be presented prior to the 14th WCLC, but MUST include new information  

  • Abstracts must be submitted electronically
  • Abstracts will be accepted in English only
  • Abstracts should not exceed 500 words in length
  • Tables may be included and each will count as 100 words
  • A maximum of 2 images may be included, each will count as 100 words
  • There is no fee for submitting an abstract
  • There is no limit to the number of abstracts you may submit (however an individual may not be offered more than 2 oral presentations)  
  • An international panel of reviewers will review all abstracts anonymously
  • All Abstracts accepted by the Scientific Committee will be published in the Journal of Thoracic Oncology (JTO) and on the Conference website prior to the Conference and it is mandatory to agree to this at the time of submission
  • Financial Disclosure information needs to be completed for EACH co-author at the time of submission through the online abstract submission form, however, information can be provided by the submitting author

Abstract Submission Deadline: Friday, 25 February 2011 (23:59 PST)

New for 2011—IASLC Web-based Education Programs
Starting January 2011, IASLC is introducing new educational programs for its members and for healthcare professionals who are managing patients with lung cancer. The first program titled, “New Developments in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer” features Professor Peter Goldstraw, MD, in a two-part presentation, that reviews the fundamentals of the new lung cancer staging system and examines the role of the TNM staging system of patients with small-cell lung cancer. The new, updated IASLC nodal staging map is also reviewed. In another presentation, Paul Bunn, Jr, MD, address the incorporation of molecular testing into the standard diagnostic workup of patients with NSCLC, and the selection of appropriate treatment for patients. The program concludes with case-study presentations by Drs. Bunn and Harvey I. Pass, illustrating the use of the new staging system and molecular testing.

ASLC Staging Manual:

The IASLC Staging Manual and Handbook in Thoracic Oncologic has now surpassed 35,000 copies sold worldwide. In addition, the Staging Posters and Reference Cards continue to be popular reference aids of the 7th edition staging system for practitioners and tumor boards. IASLC members can continue to order these publications and products at special member pricing (; contact for further information).

In addition, translations of these publications have been completed or are in process in multiple languages: Chinese, Italian, Japanese, Polish, and Turkish. Discussions about future translations in Spanish, Arabic, and Russian are ongoing.

Staging Manual

iPhone/iPAD Staging Atlas

The new IASLC Staging Manual has been published in different formats. Several years of work from the IASLC Staging Committee and particularly the chair Dr. Peter Goldstraw, has resulted in a formal staging manual. The book and the “pocket-cards” can be ordered at

JTO Mobile options

JTO is available for your iPhone, Blackberry, or Android phone, in a view designed for easy reading on a small screen. Type into your phone’s browser to access the site. You can view current issue table of contents, most viewed articles, most emailed articles, or search across issues. If you have created a user name and password on the desktop version of, you can use that same log in information to view full text articles, complete with illustrations.

IASLC Textbook – Editor in Chief: 
Harvey I. Pass, MD

Lung Cancer Book

Lung Cancer Book from Lippincott: The Fourth Edition of Principles and Practice of Lung Cancer, edited by Harvey I. Pass, MD et al is now available. For more information about the 1040 page book, with 330 illustrations (ISBN-10:0-7817-7365-2) or



This month, KASLC (Korean Association for the Study of Lung Cancer) appointed a new president who will lead the society for next 2 years. Prof. Lim from Choongnam University was selected as a new president and in his inaugural address, he announced that he will urge KASLC members to join IASLC, and will make the society flourishing by cooperating with IASLC, other Asian countries as well as various countries in the world.

IASLC Welcomes 46 new members from December 2010 – January 2011
Okamoto Wataru
C. Duggan
Kiyota Hidemi
Fujisaka Yasuhito
Nicholas Magee
Toshihiro Kudo
Pallav Shah
Jocelyne Martin
Okamoto Kunio
Johannes Daniels
Chihiro Makimura
L. M. P.-Conzen
Jamie Chaft
Ilkka Ilonen
Takeda Masayuki
Rene Underberg
Stehanie Heon
Shunichi Miyamoto
New Zealand
Humera Khurshid
Herve Dutau
Yasushi Nagata
Mark McKeage
Scott Kono
Takafumi Okabe
South Korea
David Kwiatkowski
F. J.F. Herth
Hideo Saka
Haewon Lee
Julian R. Molina
Junichi Soh
Choon-Taek Lee
Manish Patel
Shirish Alurkar
Ken Takezawa
InKyu Park
Daniel Schneider
Arun Kumar Goel
Junko Tanizaki
N. Seetharamu
Satoh Taroh
Teh-Ying Chou
Ronald Smith
Pierre Thirion
Junji Tsurutani
Ming-Lin Ho
Maurizio Vol

Upcoming IASLC Workshops/Meetings 2011
February 17, 2011 Tehran, Iran Symposium Update on diagnosis and treatment of non-small cell lung cancer Location: Tehran, Iran More information:

February 23-26, 2011 11th Annual Targeted Therapies of the Treatment of Lung Cancer Meeting Location: Santa Monica, CA More information:

March 10-13, 2011 Hellenic Society Symposium Location: Divani Caravel, Athens, Greece > More information:

April 7-11, 2011 5th International IASLC/ASCO/ESMO Targeted Therapy Meeting Location: Malta More information:

July 3-7, 2011 14th World Conference on Lung Cancer Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands Click here for more information