IASLC's Guide to COVID-19 and Lung Cancer

Access to CME

The IASLC is collecting member and patient experiences with COVID-19 as a way to pool knowledge and connect our members during this public health crisis. These stories, information from the Journal of Thoracic Oncology (JTO), and official statements from the IASLC will be published on this page. In addition, this page will feature links to important resources such as journal articles and social media groups relevant to the care of patients with lung cancer.

If you would like to share a video or written statement about your personal interactions, concerns, guidance and hopes, please send your submission via email to [email protected]. Instructions about how to transfer video files will be supplied as requested.

IASLC Exclusive

Member Stories

IASLC Webinars

IASLC Podcasts

JTO and JTO CRR Articles

Please find the most recent content published and in-press on the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in our IASLC journals, Journal of Thoracic Oncology and JTO Clinical and Research Reports. This collection of links will be updated as we add new articles and information. The full collection, including articles in pre-press, can also be found at JTO.org and JTOCRR.org.

COVID-19 and Thoracic Malignancies

The COVID-19 and Cancer Consortium (CCC19) was formed on March 15, 2020, to study the clinical characteristics and course of illness among patients with COVID-19 who have a current or past history of cancer in order to better understand the vulnerability of these patients to COVID-19. 

COVID-19 in Thoracic Oncology Patients


It is not easy to find a cohesive collection of relevant journal articles and rapidly changing guidelines about COVID-19 in relation to patients with cancer. Erin M. Bange, MD, is a first-year oncology fellow at Penn Medicine, a diverse clinical and research entity of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Bange has assembled oncology-specific information into a helpful document, which IASLC will be posting as updated every few days.

Supplemental Information
​​​​​​​Quick Reference 

Other Helpful Resources

Access various helpful resources:

  • General COVID-19 Q&A: Facts and Experiences
  • Guidelines/Recommendations from Other Medical Societies
  • Information from Government/Non-Government Organizations
  • Patient Resources
  • Peer-Reviewed Publications
  • Registries