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February 2017 Newsletter

As the new year begins, the IASLC is reviewing its operations, meetings and publications to best serve its members.

Elderly non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients undergoing definitive radiation have a lower incidence of esophagitis compared to younger patients and tolerate aggressive standard treatment regimens.

The International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) is the only global organization dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer. Founded in 1974, the association's membership includes more than 5,000 lung cancer specialists in 90 countries. The health professionals in our organization are acutely aware of the harms caused by cigarette smoking since they are on the frontline of caring for the patients and families so deeply affected by cigarette use.

DENVER – Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients with advanced disease receiving standard of care treatment have a higher overall survival (OS) than similar patients not receiving treatment.

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.

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