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.
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)
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.
Events & Webinars
Research Story Map – Lung Cancer and Access to Screening in the US
In this story map you can learn about two different research projects that explore access to lung cancer screening in the US. You will be able to interact with relevant layers and further explore research outcomes.
2023 Annual Meeting
Pathways of Care: Focusing on the Patient Experience Across the Lung Cancer Continuum
Grand Hyatt, Washington, DC
American Cancer Society Screening Guideline Update Webinar
This webinar was held November 6, 2023 to announce the new American Cancer Society Lung Screening Guidelines Update.
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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