Imminent global problems in lung cancer require joint action: time for an international alliance!Hot topicsChairs:
M. Gaga (Athens, Greece), J. van Meerbeeck (Edegem (Antwerp), Belgium)Aims:
Lung cancer constitutes a substantial global burden for not just patients but also professionals and healthcare systems. Multiple scientific international and national initiatives are tackling the various problems associated with this debilitating and still deadly disease. ALA/ATS , ESMO, IASLC, JRS and ERS will highlight the most recent aspects of care from their individual perspectives, with the aim of building an international lung cancer alliance.