The International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) is disappointed in the recommendations made by the Medicare Evidence Development & Coverage Advisory Committee (MEDCAC) to not support Medicare coverage of low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) screening of patients at high risk for lung cancer.

April 2014 Newsletter (Chinese)

April 2014 Newsletter - 国际肺癌研究协会2014年4月份通讯
(Special feature - simplified Chinese translations, where available.)

April 2014 Newsletter

Spotlight on KRAS Mutant Lung Cancer
Werner H. Kirsten was a young pathologist working at the University of Chicago. He noted with interest that he could transmit leukemia to rats with cell free extract obtained from leukemic mice, which suggested the presence of a microscopic transmitting agent such as a virus.

The Education Committee has completed a Global Curricular Framework for thoracic cancer, categorized according to relevant sub-specialties of the IASLC membership.

Details can be found on our website.

Defense Appropriations Act provides $10.5 million to the Department of Defense Lung Cancer Research Program (LCRP) to support innovative, high-impact lung cancer research.