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National Lung Cancer Roundtable

The American Cancer Society National Lung Cancer Roundtable (ACS NLCRT) is a consortium of public, private, and voluntary organizations that work together to fight lung cancer by engaging in research and projects that no one organization can take on alone. It is the ACS NLCRT’s belief that working collectively and collaboratively will drive progress faster to reduce lung cancer mortality.

2023 Annual Meeting

Register for ACS NLCRT’s 7th Annual Meeting “Pathways of Care: Focusing on the Patient Experience” in Washington DC this December 4-5th.

Our Mission

Our mission is to create lung cancer survivors and to lower the impact of lung cancer through prevention, early detection, and optimal therapy.

By the Numbers

Lung cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer in both men and women but the most common cause of cancer death, leading to more deaths in 2020 than breast, colorectal, and prostate cancers combined.


Estimated New Cases for 2023


Estimated Deaths for 2023


Incidence Rate (2015-2019)


Mortality Rate (2016-2020)

Resource Center

We have a wealth of resources created by our incredible task groups as well as other organizations working to end lung cancer death.

Pleural Space | Conversations in Lung Cancer

New episodes every Thursday.

The American Cancer Society National Lung Cancer Roundtable and the American College of Radiology’s Lung Cancer Screening Steering Committee have partnered to create a podcast featuring candid and casual conversations about the work being done in lung cancer and health equity with the people doing that work. Our new “Lung Cancer 201: Expanding Horizons” series can be found on all podcast platforms now.

Task Groups

Our 10 task groups span the lung cancer care and control continuum.

Initiatives focus on provider engagement and outreach, tobacco treatment in the context of lung cancer screening, health equity, shared decision-making about screening, implementation of screening programs, access to high quality screening, policy action, survivorship, triage for appropriate diagnostic evaluation and therapy, and an end to the stigma and nihilism associated with a diagnosis of lung cancer, which pervades every aspect of this disease.

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Other ACS Led Roundtables

The American Cancer Society serves as the backbone to six mission-critical national roundtables. Click on the logos below to explore more about each roundtable.

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