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IASLC presents WCLC 2021 Lectureship Awards to an International Array of Lung Cancer Researchers

Grant and Award Announcement

International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer

(Denver--September 8, 2021) – The International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer, at its 2021 World Conference on Lung Cancer, today presented awards to clinicians and researchers who made significant contributions to the fight against lung cancer.  The awards represent many major categories of lung cancer research, from tumor staging to tobacco control and smoking cessation. 

Staging Awards (Staging Committee Chair: Hisao Asamura, MD) 

  • Robert J. Ginsberg Lectureship Award for Surgery -- Dr. Shun-ichi Watanabe, Tokyo, Japan, Thoracic Surgery  

  • Clifton F. Mountain Lectureship Award for Staging -- Dr. Ayten K. Cangir, Turkey, Cardiothoracic Surgery  

  • Tsuguo Naruke Lectureship Award for Surgery -- Dr. James Huang, USA, Thoracic Surgery  

Nominating Committee Awards (Nominating Committee Chair:  Giorgio Scagliotti, MD) 

  • Daniel C. Ihde Lectureship Award for Medical Oncology -- Professor Fabrice Barlesi, Marseille, France, Pulmonary Medicine 

  • Heine H. Hansen Lectureship Award for Small Cell Lung Cancer -- Dr. Trudy Oliver, USA, Pharmacology and Cancer Research 

Nurses and Allied Health Professionals Award (Nurses and Allied Health Professionals Committee Chair:  Melissa Culligan, MD) 

  • IASLC Lectureship Award for Nurses and Allied Health Professionals -- Pippa Labuc, United Kingdom, Occupational Therapy  

  • James D. Cox Lectureship Award for Radiation Oncology -- Dr. Cecile Le Pechoux, Villejuif, France, Radiation Oncology  

  • IASLC Lectureship Award for Tobacco Control and Smoking Cessation -- Dr. Graham Warren, USA, Radiation Oncology  

Pathology Committee Award (Pathology Committee Chair:  Keith Kerr, MD)  

  • Fred R. Hirsch Lectureship Award for Translational Research (inaugural year) -- Associate Professor Lynette Sholl, USA, Pathology 

About the IASLC: 

The International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) is the only global organization dedicated solely to the study of lung cancer and other thoracic malignancies. Founded in 1974, the association's membership includes nearly 7,500 lung cancer specialists across all disciplines in over 100 countries, forming a global network working together to conquer lung and thoracic cancers worldwide. The association also publishes the Journal of Thoracic Oncology, the primary educational and informational publication for topics relevant to the prevention, detection, diagnosis, and treatment of all thoracic malignancies. Visit for more information.  


About the WCLC: 

The WCLC is the world’s largest meeting dedicated to lung cancer and other thoracic malignancies, attracting more than 7,000 researchers, physicians and specialists from more than 100 countries. The goal is to increase awareness, collaboration and understanding of lung cancer, and to help participants implement the latest developments across the globe. The conference will cover a wide range of disciplines and unveil several research studies and clinical trial results. For more information, visit



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