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SYDNEY - The International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) will host the 15th World Conference on Lung Cancer (WCLC) Oct. 27-30, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. The press conference will be held Monday, Oct. 28 from 12:15 to 1:45 p.m. in the Bayside 101 room inside the Sydney Convention Centre.

SYDNEY – In order to improve prognosis and quality of lung cancer care the Danish Lung Cancer Group has developed a strategy consisting of national clinical guidelines and a clinical quality and research database. In 1998 the first edition of guidelines was published and a registry was opened for registrations in the year 2000. This abstract describes the methods used and the result obtained through the collaborative work and discusses how to improve the quality of lung cancer care through the development and monitoring of indicators.

SYDNEY – In The National Lung Screening Trial reported a 20 percent reduction in lung cancer mortality achieved through low dose computed tomography (CT) screening of the at risk population, compared to screening with chest x-ray. Challenges with clinical implementation of CT screening for lung cancer include the high number of lesions detected that require further follow-up, approximately 97 percent of which are ultimately diagnosed as benign.

DENVER/SYDNEY - The International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) will celebrate its 40-year anniversary starting at the 15th World Conference on Lung Cancer (WCLC) Oct. 27-30, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. The organization, with support from Eli Lilly and Company, produced a 40th Anniversary website that takes people through the progress that’s been made in lung cancer research and treatment over the past 40 years.

DENVER – The International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) awarded five people Advocacy Travel Awards. Awardees receive free conference registration, up to four nights’ accommodations, a free IASLC Membership and travel stipend.

SYDNEY - The International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) will host the 15th World Conference on Lung Cancer (WCLC) Oct. 27-30, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. The press conference will be held Monday, Oct. 28 from 12:15 to 1:45 p.m. in the Bayside 101 room inside the Sydney Convention Centre. The press program will include discussions and presentations on the following topics:

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