Cancer Care Team Award

Excellence as defined by the patient.

Exceptional care for patients with lung cancer is not limited to interactions with any one specialist or care center. Oftentimes delivery of patient care is at its best when multidisciplinary team members offer the patient seamless and informed communication, as well as an individualized treatment plan based on not just the patient’s needs but the patient’s wishes. Knowing that this type of stellar care is happening around the world every day, the IASLC Cancer Care Team Award recognizes these multidisciplinary teams, as nominated by the patients they serve. What more prestigious honor could there be?

Pat Adv_landing_CCT Award box

Highlighting Worldwide Outstanding Care

We invite and encourage individual patients with lung cancer and their caregivers to nominate a multidisciplinary care team who they feel provided exceptional care. A nomination can include up to six individuals from the care team (e.g., oncologist, surgeon, nurse, palliative care provider, etc.). Nominations are accepted from all around the world. 

Please note that for these purposes, caregivers are defined as non-healthcare professionals who are family members or friends of the patient.

Pictured In the photo is the 2019 Overall Winner from the Asia/Rest of the World region—the Multidisciplinary Lung Cancer Management team from the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India.


  • Trust
  • Shared decision making
  • Empathy
  • Access to care
  • Treatment options
  • Educational information
  • Tumor testing
  • Patient Support & survivorship


An international panel chooses one winning team from each of the four regions - North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia/Rest of World. From the four winning teams, an overall winner is selected by the IASLC Past President.    

2021 Overall Winning Team

winning team from Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre Multidisciplinary Lung Cancer Team

Melbourne, Australia 

  • Ben Solomon, MD    
  • Nikki Plumridge, MBBS, FRANZCR 
  • Mary Duffy, RSCN, RGN, RSM  
  • Ekaterina Kamyshev, PhD
  • Lou Irving, MBBS, FRACGP, FRACP
  • Mr. Phillip Antippa

2021 Regional Winning Teams

winning team from Latin America

National Cancer Institute ( INCan)/Instituto Nacional de Cancerología

Royal Marsden Hospital & Institute of Cancer Research

Royal Marsden Hospital & Institute of Cancer Research

Group of people wearing christmas costumes smiling in a hospital lobby

UW Health Madison, Wisconsin

Past Winners

Overall Winner

Asia/Rest of World 

Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (PGIMER)

  • Navneet Singh 
  • Amanjit Bal 
  • K.T. Prasad 
  • Nalini Gupta 
  • Rakesh Kapoor 

Regional Winners 

Latin America 

Brazilian National Cancer Institute

  • Carlos Gil Ferreira 
  • Tatiane Montella 
  • Bruna Carvalho
  • Juliana Vasconcellos 
  • Gisele Fraga
  • Immanuely Borchart 


University Hospital of Grenoble

  • Denis Moro-Sibilot 
  • Matteo Giaj Levra 
  • Anne-Claire Toffart 
  • Julian Pinsolle 
  • Gil Frey 
  • Loic M. Ferrand 
  • Gilbert Ferretti 

North America

Memorial Cancer Institute

  • Luis E. Raez 
  • Paola Izquierdo 
  • Alba Baglietto 
  • Gelenis Domingo 
  • Mark Block 
  • Ana Botero 
  • Ignacio Castellon 
  • Danelle Mileu 
  • Brian Hunis 
  • Matthew Salzberg 
  • Michaela Roldan 
  • Daniel Sumarriva 
  • Kimberly Brown 
  • Francisco Tarrazzi 
  • Bella Mendez 

Overall Winner 

Latin America 

Nucleo de Oncologia da Bahia, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil 

  • Angela Bandeira 
  • Marilia Cardoso 
  • Edilene Dias 
  • Ana Carla Franco 
  • Felipe Gomes 
  • Gildete Lessa 
  • Eldsamira Mascarenhas 
  • Clarissa Mathias 
  • Ricardo Oliveira 
  • Marelia Pereira 
  • Neila Pereira 
  • Bruno Protasio 
  • Almiro Queiroz 
  • Tercia Reis 
  • Leonardo Correia Santana 
  • Edilene Souza 
  • Tatiane Souza  
  • Sergio Tadeu 

Regional Winners 

Asia/Rest of World 

Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong 

  • Hang-ching Au (Asti) 
  • Ka-Wah Chu 
  • Kwai-tung Lai (Dong) 
  • Mr. Terence Ho 
  • Jane Koh 
  • Kwok-chi Lam 
  • Linda Leung 
  • Herbert Loong 
  • Stephen Kai-Chiu Man 
  • Tony Mok 
  • Annette Poon 
  • Ashley Wong 
  • Sherlaine Yau 


University of Turin, AOU San Luigi Hospital, Turin, Italy and Women Against Lung Cancer Europe (WALCE)  

  • Marco Busso 
  • Simona Carnio 
  • Enrica Capelletto 
  • Silvia Novello 
  • Maria Vittoria Pacchiana 
  • Stefania Vallone 

North America 

University of Chicago Medicine, Chicago, USA 

  • Brittany Beach 
  • Christine Bestvina 
  • Katelyn Edgington 
  • Jyoti D. Patel 
  • Jessee Porter 
  • Livia Szeto 

Asia/Rest of World 

Guangdong Lung Cancer Institute 

Latin America 

Neo Toraz, Grupo Oncologia D'Or


Institute of Lung Diseases and Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases

North America 

  • Johns Hopkins Medicine, Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center 
  • Rush University Medical Center