Research & Education

From novel research in the Journal of Thoracic Oncology to the International Lung Cancer Foundation Research Awards, we support and showcase lung cancer research in all forms.
Research & Education

Every project that the IASLC dedicates itself to revolves around lung cancer research, across specialties and from around the globe. Whether that novel research is showcased in a new multi-day all-virtual symposium, a podcast or webinar with expert panelists who can put the data in context, or in an IASLC Lung Cancer News (ILCN) article that discusses the nuances of daily clinical application, we strive to support and promote practice-changing research, providing education to all of our volunteers and members.

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Research Committees & Projects

Across specialties, our research-based committees work to tackle global disparities in patient care and gaps in education related to thoracic malignancies, especially lung cancer.

Lung Ambition Alliance

Comprised of four distinct organizations, the Lung Ambition Alliance is working to understand the evolution of lung cancer, develop advanced therapeutic techniques, and ultimately improve quality of life and care for patients.



The Journal of Thoracic Oncology (JTO) is 3rd out of 64 respiratory medicine journals and 11th of 244 oncology journals. It's companion, open-access journal, the Journal of Thoracic Oncology Clinical and Research Reports (JTO CRR), has published 27 manuscripts in the first two issues.

Research Education Awards

Early-Career Opportunities

The IASLC proudly offers numerous annual funding opportunities to ensure maximum educational opportunities for those who could most benefit.


QOPI Initiative

The IASLC and ASCO have collaborated to assess the quality of healthcare in Brazil and Spain.