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
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
On Thursday January 25, 2018, at 8 PM Eastern (5 PM Pacific), #LCSM Chat will hold an Open Mic Nite to talk about whatever lung cancer topics are foremost on our minds. This would be a particularly good chat for those who are just starting with Twitter or tweet chats (please check out our tweetchat primer). Janet Freeman-Daily will moderate. Please join us!