September 2015 Newsletter
Best of WCLC 2015
European Lung Cancer Conference 2016
Asia Pacific Lung Cancer Conference 2016
Latin American Lung Cancer Conference 2016
WCLC 2015: A Last Look
Thank you to all who joined us in Denver for the WCLC. For those of you who want to look back, or if you missed it and want to learn more, we've published all of our daily newspapers online here. Additionally, we posted more than 100 pictures from the four-day conference on our Facebook page. Please take a look and feel free to tag yourself:
Thanks to Committee Chairs
The WCLC marked the end of the terms for our hardworking and dedicated committee chairs. Please join me in thanking them for their service and congratulate them on a job well done.
During the Opening Ceremony of the WCLC in Denver, Colorado, Dr. Fred R. Hirsch, CEO of IASLC, announced the official launch of the IASLC Foundation. The Foundation became an official 501c3 nonprofit in late 2014 and hired its first staff member, Sean Keefe, in 2015. Dr. Hirsch will serve as the CEO of the Foundation, which will focus its efforts on raising funds to accelerate the pace of novel lung cancer research by providing high-quality fellowship programs to a competitive slate of applicants.
The IASLC Foundation board and staff invite you to contribute to this worthy cause, supporting the scientific research of young investigators who will become the next generation of lung cancer physicians and scientists. Please donate online at iaslc.org/donate or contact Fundraising Manager Sean Keefe.
New Fellowship: $150,000 Per Year for 2 Years
As we first announced at the WCLC, the IASLC is partnering with the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation (ALCF) to announce a new $300,000, two-year fellowship to support an early-career scientists to conduct research on early detection modalities for lung cancer.
The deadline to submit is Nov. 30, 2015. Click here for more information.
IASLC APLCC Committee Research Fellowship Award
The IASLC APLCC Committee is proud to announce the IASLC APLCC Research Fellowship Award. The one-year $40,000 award is for an applicant from the Southeast Asia area. The APLCC grant allows an applicant to work in in the U.S. or EU to obtain laboratory skill and collaboration.
The deadline to submit is Dec. 15, 2015. Click here for more information.
The IASLC Multidisciplinary Approach to Thoracic Oncology is designed to be the authoritative educational resource in the complex field of thoracic oncology. This textbook is written for thoracic cancer specialists and IASLC members worldwide who are dedicated to enhancing their knowledge in an ever-changing oncology subspecialty. The book is available in both print and electronic formats.
October 2015: The International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) and the Journal of Thoracic Oncology (JTO) are pleased to present this feature each month to highlight certain articles of interest. The selected articles each month will be made available to the public for a limited time at the time of print. The articles below from the August issue of JTO are free for three months. Please share with your colleagues around the globe!
Alex A. Adjei, MD, PhD
This is the second article summarizing key points about the new WHO Classification of Tumors of the Lung, Pleura, Thymus and Heart, and outlining the major changes from the 2004 classification. (Read first article: The 2015 World Health Organization Classification of Lung Tumors: Impact of Genetic, Clinical and Radiologic Advances Since the 2004 Classification)
In the second highlighted paper of October, Araujo et al profiled non-small cell lung cancer from 260 African-Americans in an effort to generate reliable data in a population with high morbidity and mortality from lung cancer. The most frequently mutated genes were KRAS, EGFR , PIK3CA, BRAF, NRAS, ERBB2, and AKT1.
Finally, Yang et al correlated estrogen receptor polymorphisms, hormone replacement therapy and lung cancer risk in never smoking women in the paper, “Estrogen Receptor Gene Polymorphisms and Lung Adenocarcinoma Risk in Never-smoking Women”, which raises important issues for future research.
Welcome New Members - Invite Colleagues!
COMPLIMENTARY Fellows/Residents/Students/Trainees Membership – Group Program Registration
Welcome New IASLC Members for September (listed by country, then name):
Mesothelioma Awareness 2015:
Many IASLC members around the world are working on the front lines of the fight against this devastating disease. The Prospective Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma Staging Project is an international effort to study and improve the current staging system for mesothelioma. This study is being conducted by the International Staging Committee of the IASLC, in collaboration with the International Mesothelioma Interest Group (IMIG). For more information about the IASLC Staging Project and other educational activities on Mesothelioma, please visit the links below.
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