DENVER – November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month and the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) is the only global organization solely dedicated to the study of lung cancer and is committed to conquer thoracic malignancies worldwide. Lung cancer is a devastating disease with 1.6 million people diagnosed globally (US 225,000) each year which results in 1.4 million deaths (US 160,000). Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in both men and women throughout the world.

Participants at the 2014 IASLC Asia Pacific Lung Cancer Conference held on 6-8 November in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia passed a resolution on tobacco control.

Personalized medicine, treating the patient with therapies that are predicted to be effective based on the molecular characteristics of the tumor, can add years of life for those patients whose tumor harbor specific abnormalities and treated with a therapy specifically targeting this abnormality

October Newsletter

The 2014 Chicago Multidisciplinary Symposium in Thoracic Oncology kicked off this morning.

After careful deliberation, the National School Boards Association (NSBA) has decided to terminate its partnership with R.J. Reynolds' "Right Decisions, Right Now" program.