February 2011

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.

December 2010

The IASLC Fellowship/Young Investigator Award applications are due January 10, 2011. We would like to encourage as many as possible to apply for these fellowships/young investigator awards, particularly from Asia which has been underrepresented.
The World Lung Conference in Amsterdam July 3-7, 2011 is approaching and we would encourage members to start preparing this abstracts as early as possible. We expect this conference to be a historical success taking recent scientific developments in lung cancer screening and therapy into account.

November 2010

Dear Colleagues:
A few days ago the US National Cancer Institute (NCI) released initial results from the large-scale lung cancer screening trial; the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST), which demonstrated a 20% reduction in lung cancer mortality. This result will certainly lead to a significant change in clinical practice (see below).

October 2010

Dear Colleagues:
Annoucement for IASLC Fellowship Award, Young Investigators Award and Prevent Cancer Foundation Award – see below. The announcement is translated to Chinese and Japanese and will be e-mailed to the respective members. Maybe please ask the Chinese and Japanese members to be mentors for fellows and help with the application. Deadline, January 2010.

September 2010

I hope you had a good summer season (for those of you in this seasonal period)!
IASLC is now preparing for an active 2010-2011 season. Nominations of new candidates for the IASLC Board of Directors are now on call (see below).
The announcement for the IASLC World Conference 2017 has been released (see below).
The Journal of Thoracic Oncology is doing progress and new features are implemented (see below).

July 2010

The IASLC proudly announces these recent successes:
The Journal of Thoracic Oncology has just been recognized with a 2009 impact factor of 4.5, an increase from 3.5 in 2008. Great credit to the Chief Editor, Jim Jett, the Associate Editors and to the IASLC!
The recent IASLC/ESMO Lung Cancer Meeting in Geneva was a huge success with about 1700 participants. The IASLC and ESMO have recognized the success of those meetings and have agreed upon continued joint Lung Cancer Meetings every 2nd year.
The IASLC Nominating Committee is preparing the Election of new Directors in 2011. Names of potential candidates can be forwarded by the IASLC members (see below).