International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC)
Denver, Colorado, United States of America
The International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) is the only global network dedicated to the study and eradication of lung cancer and other thoracic malignancies. Since its founding in 1974, the association’s membership has grown to more than 8,000 lung and thoracic cancer specialists from all disciplines and more than 100 countries.
By hosting global conferences, funding cutting-edge research, and educating the health care community and the public about thoracic cancers, the IASLC works to alleviate the burden lung cancer places on patients, families, and communities.
IASLC mission is:
• to embrace the study of the etiology, epidemiology, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and all other aspects of lung cancer and other
• to provide education and information about lung cancer and other thoracic malignancies to IASLC members, to the medical community
at large, and to the public;
• to use all available means to eliminate lung cancer and other thoracic malignancies as a health threat for the individual patient and
throughout the world.
In 1972, in response to the overwhelming need for collaboration and a growing concern for public health, Drs. David T. Carr, Oleg S. Selawry, Lawrence Broder, Clifton Mountain and George Higgins began building an international, multidisciplinary organization.