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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.

Pleural Space | Conversations in Lung Cancer

The American Cancer Society National Lung Cancer Roundtable and the American College of Radiology have partnered to create a podcast featuring candid and casual conversations about the work being done across the care continuum in lung cancer care and control. Our new “Lung Cancer 201: Expanding Horizons” series can be found on all podcast platforms now.

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.

238,340


Estimated New Cases for 2023

127,070


Estimated Deaths for 2023

56.3%


Incidence Rate (2015-2019)

35.0%


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.

Save the Date:
ACS NLCRT 8th Annual Meeting

December 9-10, 2024

The 8th ACS NLCRT Annual Meeting will be held December 9-10, 2024. Speakers and topics from previous annual meetings can be found on our Annual Meetings page.

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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