Evidence proves that screening saves lives, with screening for breast, colon, prostate and cervical cancers, for example, being accepted in many parts of the world as a routine part of medical care.

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IASLC Fall Newsletter

The IASLC 19th World Conference on Lung Cancer (WCLC 2018) in Toronto was an unbelievable success, both scientifically and financially speaking, with nearly 7,500 participants, outstanding plenary sessions and a scientific program that easily ranks among the best that has ever delivered at one of our annual meetings.

Lung cancer patients with severe disabilities underwent less staging work-up and treatment and had slightly higher overall mortality compared to people with no disability.

In association with 2018’s Lung Cancer Awareness Month (LCAM), an annual event that occurs each November, the Lung Cancer Awareness Month Coalition (LCAMC) has unveiled new Patient-Provider Cards, a resource to assist both lung cancer patients and providers in navigating the complex dynamics of lung cancer detection, diagnosis, advocacy and treatment.

Elderly patients with limited-stage small cell lung cancer (LS-SCLC) showed similar survival and toxicity compared to their younger counterparts when treated with concurrent chemo-radiotherapy.