The past decade has shown tremendous advances in the care of patients with lung cancer. With improved survival comes the opportunity for patients to become survivors who advocate for research by attending conferences, forming relationships with physicians and care providers, and lending their voices through committee involvement and speaking opportunities. The IASLC offers several opportunities to help transform patients into patient research advocates.
IASLC Language Guide
The following Language Guide has been developed by members of the IASLC to provide guidelines on best practices with common phrases used during presentations at IASLC conferences and within submitted abstracts.
At the IASLC CT Screening Symposium: Forefront Advances in Lung Cancer Screening, Advocate Andrea Borondy-Kitts gave a patient perspective on CT Lung Screening, including the challenges for patients, false positive rates for CT lung screening, and patient first language. Watch her presentation.