March 2007

Dear Colleagues,
We are now moving quickly towards the next World Conference on Lung Cancer. We hope to see many abstracts submitted. The preliminary program and registration form are already open at

See You in Beautiful &Historic Seoul !!

12th World Conference on Lung Cancer
September 2-6, 2007 • Seoul, Korea
Deadline to submit abstracts – March 15, 2007

Journal of Thoracic Oncology approved for Medline
It is with great pleasure that we today got an approval of JTO to be included and indexed in Medline. Congratulations to the Chief Editor Jim Jett and all Editors/Editorial Board members involved!
All the published articles will retrospectively be indexed in Medline.

The Seventh Targeted Therapies on Lung Cancer meeting was successfully held recently in Santa Monica, CA with participation of 150 scientists. Included in the conference was a special session for fellow presentations (picture below). A summary of the presentations will be published in JTO.
Abstract Award Winners: Rafal Dziadziuszko, University of Colorado, Erminia Massarelli,
MD Anderson, Houston and Elisabeth Martinez, UT Southwestern, Dallas.

IASLC Board of Directors awarded the following 7 applicants for the Fellowship/Young Investigator Award starting July 1, 2007:
Romulo Brena, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio (PI: Dr. Christoph Plass)
Grace Dy, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN (PI: Dr. Julian Molina)
Rafal Dziadziuszko, Gdansk Cancer Center, Poland/University of Colorado
(PI: Dr. Jacek Jassem/Dr. Fred R. Hirsch)
Mohammed Hoque, Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, MD (Young Investigator Award)
Mark A. Klein, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN (Young Investigator Award)
Tangyu Seiwert, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL (Dr. Ravi Salgia)
David Shames, UT Southwestern, Dallas, TX (Dr. John Minna)

Dr. Giuseppe Giaccone, MD, Department of Medical Oncology, The Free University, Amsterdam is per March 1, 2007 taken over the position as Chief, Medical Oncology Branch, Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda.

IASLC 2007 Directory
The new 2007 directory will be mailed to you March 15, 2007 – if you have not received the letter April 1, 2007 please contact the executive office

IASLC Election 2007
Within a few months IASLC will have an election of new officers. Ballots will be posted and the electronic website will be open from April 26 until May 25, 2007. It will be possible to vote both electronically or by mail. More information in the April IASLC newsletter

IASLC welcome 26 new members:
Abulfaz Soltanov PhD
Silvia Novello MD, PhD
Clarissa Mathias MD
Watanabe Fumiaki MD
Eiji Nakajima MD, PhD
Kunihiko Terauchi MD
Rosaire Vaillancourt MD, FRCSC
Fujimoto Toshio
Koichi Yoshida MD, PhD
Hao Long MD
Xi Wang MD
Stein Sundstrøm MD, PhD
Zhen Wang PhD
Huang Yujuan
Shirish Gadgeel MD
Emer Hanrahan MB BCh, MRCPI
Erika Buchholz MD
David H. Harpole MD
Marcus Kennedy MD
Robert J. Korst MD
Konstantinos Syrigos MD
Billy Loo MD, PhD
Homer A. Macapinlac MD
Philip C. Mack
Ameer Taqi Behbehani
Nabil Rizk MD
IASLC Events
April 20-22, 2007 16th International Conference on Screening for Lung Cancer Place: Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York City For more information, please contact Helen Chen at
June 27-30, 2007 8th International Lung Cancer Congress Place: Maui, Hawaii For more information, please visit September 2-6, 2007 The 12th World Conference on Lung Cancer - IASLC Place: Seoul, Korea Contact: Conference Secretariat E-mail: For more information, please visit
November 14-17, 2007 Turkish Thoracic Society Place: Istanbul, Turkey Contact: Muzaffer Metintas, MD Email:
Fred R. Hirsch, MD, PhD