To sum it up in one line, for anyone with a focus on thoracic oncology, IASLC is THE membership that he/she should apply for and strive to maintain. You get access to the IASLC’s official journal JTO (a not-to-be missed journal in lung cancer) and additionally keep on getting other important updates from Lung Cancer News as well as frequent webinars featuring renowned oncologists. The annual World Conference on Lung Cancer (WCLC) and other regional meetings initiated by the IASLC are a great opportunity for interacting with global leaders in this field.
Message to Region
Lung cancer is responsible for approximately three deaths every minute globally. Given the enormous population in the South Asian region, burden from lung cancer in this part of the world will continue to pose a challenge for health care professionals in the times to come. Endemicity of tuberculosis in South Asian countries further compounds the problem as diagnostic delays resulting from lung cancer being misdiagnosed and treated empirically as tuberculosis are frequent.
As we move forward in the era of precision medicine and with the advent of immunotherapy as a new frontier for treatment of lung cancer, it is imperative that regional professional societies collaborate with the IASLC for the advancement of education and knowledge amongst health care professionals who are dedicated to tackling lung cancer. This includes pulmonologists, oncologists (medical, surgical and radiation), oncology nurses and general physicians.
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