Early detection saves lives. This statement is well established for multiple malignancies including breast, liver, colorectal and cervical cancers. But for lung cancer, supporting evidence for early detection of lung cancer has been lacking until the release of National Lung Screening Trial (NLST) data in 2011.
I would like to take this unique opportunity to wish all members of IASLC a prosperous 2014. According to the Chinese Lunar Calendar (New Year starts on January 31), 2014 is Year of the Horse, which represents energy, warmth, intelligence and durability. The Chinese word “Qianli Ma” literally means “thousand mile horse” implying someone with ability to endure hardship and to complete the designated mission.