October Newsletter

The 2014 Chicago Multidisciplinary Symposium in Thoracic Oncology kicked off this morning.

After careful deliberation, the National School Boards Association (NSBA) has decided to terminate its partnership with R.J. Reynolds' "Right Decisions, Right Now" program.

Fifty years ago, the U.S. Surgeon General released the first report on smoking and health. Since then, there have been an estimated 20 million deaths in the United States due to smoking or exposure to secondhand smoke—more than the population of the state of New York.

September 2014 Newsletter

Dear Colleagues,

While many activities within IASLC are ongoing, the last month has notably been a success for IASLC in Asia. A very successful IASLC workshop on personalized therapy in lung cancer was held in Shanghai under the leadership of Professor Caicun Zhou, and a few weeks ago the Chinese Society of Clinical Oncology (CSCO) held its Annual Meeting with more than 20,000 participants. The program included an IASLC/CSCO session on molecular targeted-therapies in NSCLC. Thanks to Professor Yi-Long Wu, who is now also President of CSCO, and to the IASLC President Professor Tony Mok, who is now also vice-president of CSCO, for establishing this very exciting session at CSCO. The IASLC/CSCO session drew a fully packed audience.

IASLC Tobacco Control and Smoking Cessation Committee recommends watching Peter Taylor's The Seduction of Smoking: Four Corners TV Special.