March 2015 Newsletter
World Conference on Lung Cancer Abstract Submission Deadline - April 15th! Submit an Abstract Now
16th World Conference on Lung Cancer and IASLC International Mentorship Program
European Lung Cancer Conference - ELCC 2015
GAIN Programs - United States Locations
Take part in this important educational initiative, and you will have the opportunity to earn CME credit and gain access to performance improvement activities developed by CHEST, the American Society for Clinical Pathology, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®), IASLC and The France Foundation.
April 30, 2015 | Omaha, NE | Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org | View Details
May 2, 2015 | Seattle, WA | Contact: email@example.com | View Details
GAIN Programs - European Locations
GAIN is an interdisciplinary summit that seeks to address clinical gaps in the diagnosis and care of patients with locally advanced and metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The goal is to improve performance of a team of specialists who are responsible for appropriate staging, mediastinal lymph node assessment, tissue acquisition, biomarker analysis and immunotherapy in patients with NSCLC. View details below or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Past webinars are available online!
NEW PRICE ALERT - US$99! - IASLC Multidisciplinary Approach to Thoracic Oncology
IASLC Launches Online Nurses & Allied Health Professionals Resource Center
IASLC 2014 Annual Report is Now Available - Read Online
Low pre-surgery uptake of a labeled glucose analogue, a marker of metabolic activity, in the primary tumor of patients with stage I non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is associated with increased overall survival and a longer time before tumor recurrence. Patients with high labeled glucose uptake may benefit from additional therapy following surgery. | More
The German Lung Cancer Screening Intervention Trial (LUSI) shows that the early repeat scan rate for suspicious findings decreased by more than 80% with the second and subsequent low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) screens, but emphasizes the need to have an organized screening program with the baseline scan available for comparison. | More
Concurrent chemoradiation treatment at high-volume facilities improves survival for non-small cell lung cancer patients.
Patients treated with definitive concurrent chemotherapy and radiation therapy (CCRT) for stage III non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) have longer overall survival when treated by highly experienced facilities, whether or not they are academic or community cancer centers. | More
Update from North American Regents: Heather Wakelee, Gail Darling (Regent Chair), MD, FRCSC, FACS
With the April 15th deadline looming, not just for taxes in the United States, but also for the IASLC WCLC abstracts, times are busy for those of us in North America. We anticipate a very high turnout at the WCLC in Denver and hope to inspire many junior investigators from diverse fields to attend. WCLC will be a wonderful way for pulmonary medicine, pathology, radiology, radiation oncology, medical oncology, thoracic surgery and other trainees to present their work and be inspired by the tremendous advances and remaining opportunities to improve our understanding of and treatments for lung cancer. Remember, IASLC membership is free for fellows, residents and trainees! Please invite a Fellow, Resident or Trainee today!
Group fellow membership registration is possible if you’d like to enroll a number of trainees at once: Click Here for Program Details and Application Form.
A selection of multidisciplinary North American conferences of interest in 2015 include:
COMPLIMENTARY Fellows/Residents/Students/Trainees Membership – Bulk Program Registration.
2015 Membership Cards
2015 Member Registration - Deadline to renew is March 31st!
Renew IASLC Membership - All Categories – You will need to login with your email and password (you can use the “Forgot Password” option, if needed).
WCLC 2015: Patient Advocacy Travel Awards - APPLICATION DEADLINE APRIL 15th!
Global Lung Cancer Coalition Launches Online Global Lung Cancer Atlas
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WCLC Virtual Library
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