#LCSM Chat Topic 06/20/2019: Recent Lung Cancer Conference Highlights

The Spring and early Summer medical conference season has wrapped up!  As in other recent years, lung cancer has figured prominently at oncology meetings, including those focused on basic science, medical oncology, radiation oncology, and surgery.  Such meetings include the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), the American College of Radiology (ACR), The American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS), the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), and the Targeted Therapies and Small Cell Lung Cancer meetings sponsored by the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC).  Findings from these meetings… Read More

#LCSM Chat Topic 10/18/2018: Lung Cancer Screening: Never a Better Time Than Now

After last month’s World Conference on Lung Cancer (#WCLC2018) meeting in Toronto, lung cancer screening finds itself back in the spotlight. At #WCLC2018, which was hosted by @IASLC, investigators reported the long-awaited results of the NELSON trial, a study of computed tomography (CT) lung cancer screening performed in Europe. Although it had been speculated that NELSON might show no benefit to screening for lung cancer with low dose CT scans, the results were instead strongly positive. Overall, compared to standard care, CT screening reduced lung cancer mortality by about 26% in men… Read More

#LCSM Chat Topic 04/19/2018: Life & Breath Rally – Lung Cancer is a National Emergency

On Thursday, April 26th, many of us will gather in front of the Capitol Building in Washington DC at the Life and Breath (LAB) Rally. This is a grassroots effort of lung cancer survivors, caregivers, and advocates. You can follow the event on twitter at @LABLifeBreath and can read about it at labrally.eventbrite.com Volunteers from several different lung cancer organizations will come together for the following common causes: • To increase funding for lung cancer research, specifically through the Department of Defense. • To encourage support for the Women and Lung Cancer… Read More