Fifty years ago, the U.S. Surgeon General released the first report on smoking and health. Since then, there have been an estimated 20 million deaths in the United States due to smoking or exposure to secondhand smoke—more than the population of the state of New York.

September 2014 Newsletter

Dear Colleagues,

While many activities within IASLC are ongoing, the last month has notably been a success for IASLC in Asia. A very successful IASLC workshop on personalized therapy in lung cancer was held in Shanghai under the leadership of Professor Caicun Zhou, and a few weeks ago the Chinese Society of Clinical Oncology (CSCO) held its Annual Meeting with more than 20,000 participants. The program included an IASLC/CSCO session on molecular targeted-therapies in NSCLC. Thanks to Professor Yi-Long Wu, who is now also President of CSCO, and to the IASLC President Professor Tony Mok, who is now also vice-president of CSCO, for establishing this very exciting session at CSCO. The IASLC/CSCO session drew a fully packed audience.

IASLC Tobacco Control and Smoking Cessation Committee recommends watching Peter Taylor's The Seduction of Smoking: Four Corners TV Special.

August 2014 Newsletter

August 2014 Newsletter

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August 2014 Newsletter update

Tony S.K. Mok, IASLC President
Pleasant surprises awaited me at the end of an eighteen hours journey. It was home, a very lovely home. However, it was not my home but the home of IASLC. This is the first time in the history of our organization that the Board of Directors meeting took place at our home office. Not sure if I can find the right words to label my emotion when I saw the brilliant “IASLC” logo at the office entrance. This cozy office is actually the united front of scientists, doctors, nurses and patients in the war against lung cancer. This is the physical facility that represents our fighting spirit.

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