The Lung Cancer Alliance team is heading to IASLC’s World Conference on Lung Cancer (WCLC), Toronto, Canada from September 23-28, 2018 and will be presenting on hot topics in the field of lung cancer including: clinical trials, long-term survivorship, stigma, advocacy and much more! Below are details on our whereabouts and what we will be discussing.  If you are in Toronto, stop by!

For news and updates live from the event, follow us on Twitter at @LCAorg or via the event hashtag, #WCLC2018.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

  • Laurie Fenton Ambrose, LCA’s President and CEO, presents on LCA’s Framework of Screening Excellence at the ‘International Lung Cancer Screening Updates’ session and participates in a panel on ‘IASLC Initiative for Lung Cancer CT Screening – IASLC Early Lung Cancer Imaging Confederation (ELIC)’. (Invite Only)

Sunday, September 23, 2018

  • Maureen Rigney, LICSW, LCA’s Director of Support Initiatives, discusses her presentation on long-term survivorship as part of the official WCLC press conference.

Monday, September 24, 2018

  • 13:30 – 15:00: Utilizing a Personalized Navigation Program to Identify Barriers and Increase Clinical Trial Participation Among Lung Cancer Patients (Andrew Ciupek, PhD, LCA’s Manager of Clinical Research)
  • 13:30 – 15:00: No Longer Outliers: Understanding the Needs of Long-Term Lung Cancer Survivors (Maureen Rigney, LICSW; Jennifer King, PhD, LCA’s Director of Science and Research, will also participate in this panel)

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

  • 10:30 – 12:00: Lung Cancer Stigma: A Ten-Year Longitudinal View of Patient, Provider, and Public Attitudes About Lung Cancer (Jennifer King, PhD)
  • 07:00 – 08:00: Co-presenting a Meet the Experts Session: Living with and Beyond Lung Cancer: An Education for Advocates (Maureen Rigney, LICSW) (paid session)


  • We Are Ambassadors for Survivors: Experiences of Lung Cancer Support Group Attendees and Facilitators (Maureen Rigney, LICSW)
    • Sep 24, 2018 16:45 – 18:00
  • Lung Cancer Symptom Awareness: Findings from a Global Consumer Survey (Maureen Rigney, LICSW)
    • Sep 24, 2018 16:45 – 18:00
  • Implementation of a Democratized Approach to Multi-Omic Molecular Profiling Via the LungMATCH Program (Jennifer King, PhD)
    • Sep 25, 2018: 16:45 – 18:00
  • Trends and Barriers in Lung Cancer Screening Implementation Across the United States (Jennifer King, PhD)
    • Sep 26, 2018: 12:00 – 13:00