December 2016 - January 2017 Newsletter

The IASLC 17th World Conference on Lung Cancer (WCLC) recently concluded in Vienna, Austria, and by all accounts it was a resounding success.

DENVER – Early-stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients with squamous cell carcinoma (SqCC) have a significantly higher rate of local failure after stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) than other NSCLC histological subtypes.

Vienna, Austria—December 7, 2016—Today’s press briefing at the IASLC 17th World Conference on Lung Cancer (WCLC) focused on clinical trials that advance the progress made in lung cancer treatment through immunotherapy and better diagnostics. Abstracts and full versions of news releases for each topic covered are available through links in this summary, or through IASLC media representative Chris Martin at

Vienna, Austria—December 6, 2016—Today’s press briefing at the IASLC 17th World Conference on LungCancer(WCLC) focused on active prevention, with researchers sharing results of clinical drug trials that have shown reduction in risk of disease progression among lung cancer patients.

Vienna, Austria—December 5, 2016—Efforts to control tobacco as a public health threat have escalated as clinicians and public health advocates have coalesced to beat back threats from tobacco companies through public advocacy, public health, and pension reform.

Vienna, Austria—December 4, 2016—Global lung cancer researchers and patient advocates today emphasized that new models of delivering care and communicating about cancer care play an important role in the fight against lung cancer. Their remarks come on the first day of the IASLC 17th World Conference onLung Cancer (WCLC) in Vienna, Austria.