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. 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.
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Overview

The Patient Advocates Committee (PA) is a dedicated group of individuals committed to ensuring that the IASLC effectively addresses the informational needs of the public, advocates, and patients living with lung and thoracic cancers regarding issues of importance in thoracic oncology. The PA Committee works to address the direct impact research has on its beneficiaries; patients with lung cancer, and how they can support continued research to improve treatment options and availability. By actively advocating for patient perspectives, the PA Committee informs decision-making processes by the IASLC Board and other committees to ensure that the association's activities align with the needs of patients with lung cancer.

Chair of Committee

Shani Shilo
Shani Shilo
2023 to present

2023-2025 Roster

Shani Shilo
Israel
The Israel Lung Cancer Foundation
Committee Chair
Jill Feldman
United States
EGFR Resisters
Past Chair
Merel Hennink
Netherlands
Longkanker Nederland
Deputy Chair
Jhanelle Gray
United States
Moffitt Cancer Center
Board Liaison
Sara Lindsey Patton
United States
International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
Staff Liaison
Hiroaki Akamatsu
Japan
Wakayama Medical University
Committee Member
Dave Bjork
United States
Research Evangelist
Committee Member
Stefano Cafarotti
Switzerland
Regional Hospital of Bellinzona and Valleys
Committee Member
Fredrick Chite Asirwa
Kenya
International Cancer Institute
Committee Member
Caleb Egwuenu
Nigeria
Move Against Cancer Africa
Committee Member
Ivy Elkins
United States
Committee Member
Jill Feldman
United States
EGFR Resisters
Committee Chair
Andrea Ferris
United States
LUNGevity Foundation
Committee Member
Daichi Fujimoto
Japan
Wakayama Medical University
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
Amy Moore
United States
LUNGevity Foundation
Committee Member
Kim Norris
United States
Lung Cancer Foundation of America
Committee Member
Cecilia Pompili
Italy
University of Leeds
Committee Member
Christine Qiong Wu
Canada
University of Manitoba
Committee Member
Toshiyuki Sawa
Japan
Gifu Municipal Hospital
Committee Member
Catherine Shu
United States
Columbia University Medical Center
Committee Member
Elaine Shum
United States
NYU Langone Medical Center
Committee Member
Christina Sit
Canada
Lung Cancer Canada
Committee Member
Paul Wheatley-Price
Canada
University of Ottawa, The Ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre
Committee Member
Satoko Yamaoka
Japan
ARUN
Past Chair

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