DENVER – The International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) has named Alex A. Adjei, MD;PhD;FACP, the new Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Thoracic Oncology (JTO). Dr Adjei, Professor and Chair of the Department of Medicine and the Katherine Anne Gioia Chair in Cancer Medicine at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, New York, takes over January 1, 2013 from Dr. James Jett who has been the Editor of the journal since its launch in 2006.

DENVER – Since 1995, November has been recognized as Lung Cancer Awareness Month in the United States. Lung cancer is the number one cancer killer of both men and women in the U.S., claiming more than 160,000 victims each year in the U.S. alone. It kills more people than breast, prostate, colon, liver, kidney and melanoma cancers combined.

October 2012

A new month has passed and many important activities are happening.

The IASLC nomination process is still open. We would like all the IASLC members to pay attention to the announcements for the new IASLC fellowships announced in this issue of the Newsletter and encourage as many applications as possible. The announcement is also translated in different languages and can be found on the IASLC web site (

September 2012

The IASLC welcomes our newly appointed Chief Editor for our Journal of Thoracic Oncology, Dr. Alex Adjei, who will succeed Dr. James Jett. With rapid developments in digital technologies new opportunities have arisen for our journal and our other educational activities. JTO will now also be available as an “app” for mobile devices.

August 2012

We hope that those of you who have enjoyed summer season have had a good and healthy vacation period!

Many new things have recently happened within IASLC. IASLC has now been approved as a CME provider! That is a significant achievement for our organization and gives our Educational department much more flexibility in planning future activities.

July 2012

Dear Colleagues: 

Many of you are hopefully currently enjoying a great summer season. Despite the vacation season for many, the IASLC activities are moving forward. 

The JTO Chief Editor search has met its dead-line and several strong candidates are now being evaluated. We hope to complete interviews within the next few months.