Patient Advocates Committee

The Patient Advocates Committee ensures that the IASLC addresses the informational needs of the public, advocates and patients living with lung and thoracic cancers. This committee also comprehensively addresses the educational and related needs of the public as an important constituency in the work of the association.
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Overview

The IASLC, and this committee especially, works to ensure that the patient's voice and needs are not overshadowed by the science behind daily patient care. By ensuring that all of the society materials include information vital to patients, in terms that resonate with the physicians, hopefully daily care is high quality and sensitive.

Chair of Committee

Satoko Yamaoka
2019 to present

Committee projects

Roster

Satoko Yamaoka
Japan
ARUN
Committee Chair
Andrea Bezjak
Canada
Princess Margaret Hospital
Board Liaison
Kristin Ito
United States
International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
Staff Liaison
Jill Feldman
United States
EGFR Resisters
Deputy Committee Chair
Fredrick Asirwa
Kenya
International Cancer Institute
Committee Member
Stefano Cafarotti
Switzerland
Committee Member
Ivy Elkins
United States
Committee Member
Nicholas Faris
United States
Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation
Committee Member
Andrea Ferris
United States
LUNGevity Foundation
Committee Member
Janet Freeman-Daily
United States
Lung Cancer Social Media Chat
Committee Member
Jane Kerr
Australia
Lung Foundation Australia
Committee Member
Peter Kneuertz
United States
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Committee Member
Nabanita Mandal
India
Narikeldaha Prayas
Committee Member
Drew Moghanaki
United States
Atlanta Veterans Affairs Health Care System
Committee Member
Patricia Mondragon
Mexico
Respirando con Valor AC
Committee Member
Kim Norris
United States
Lung Cancer Foundation of America
Committee Member
Maureen Rigney
United States
GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer
Committee Member
Toshiyuki Sawa
Japan
Gifu Municipal Hospital
Committee Member
Joan Schiller
United States
Lung Cancer Research Foundation
Committee Member
Shani Shilo
Israel
The Israel Lung Cancer Foundation
Committee Member
Elaine Shum
United States
NYU Langone Medical Center
Committee Member
Christina Sit
Canada
Lung Cancer Canada
Committee Member

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