DENVER – The International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) Foundation graciously accepted a gift of $25,600 to help find new and better lung cancer treatments in honor of the memory of a Denver-area lung cancer patient who recently passed away.

COLORADO SPRINGS – A Colorado-based Cleveland Browns fan club, the Pikes Peak Browns Backers, chose the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) Foundation as one of the recipients of its annual charity donation in a show of support of club member Lisa Moran, a 44-year-old lung cancer survivor. The gift will help IASLC in its mission to find ways to conquer thoracic malignancies worldwide.

DENVER – An increase in the stage of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) due to cancer positive lymph node (LN) discovery was more common following open chest surgery for lung lobe removal of early stage lung cancer compared to the closed chest procedure known as video assisted thoracic surgery (VATS).

December 2015 - January 2016 Newsletter

With the closing of each year we should reflect on the successes we have had and challenges we have faced.

DENVER – The requirement for tumor tissue specimens and associated analyses in order to participate in clinical trials appears to be a significant barrier to clinical trial enrollment and may delay treatment. Potential solutions to reducing or eliminating these barriers include routine tissue banking at diagnosis, easing use of available diagnostic samples, development of less invasive tests, faster turnaround time at central laboratories or allowing for local testing and more resources for timely tissue collection.

DENVER – Lung cancer survivor Kathy Weber raised more than $8,000 on behalf of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) Foundation to take second place in Team Draft’s 2016 Lung Cancer Survivors Super Bowl Challenge in her goal of helping others fight this disease. Getting second place in the fundraising drive earned Kathy and her family a trip to the NFL Pro Bowl in Hawaii on Jan. 31, 2016.