Task Group Charge

To address the broad challenges related to lung cancer survivorship across the care continuum, and the influence that stigma and nihilism have on quality of life, cancer care and prognosis.


Jamie L. Studts, PhD

Task Group Chair
University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center

Heidi A. Hamann, PhD

Task Group Vice Chair
University of Arizona

Task Group Members

Nancy Alvey
Survivor and Lung Cancer Advocate, Kentucky LEADS Collaborative

Lisa Carter-Harris, PhD, APRN, ANP-C
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

Andrew Chang, MD
University of Michigan

Deena Cook
Survivor and Lung Cancer Advocate, Lung Cancer Alliance

Drew Moghanaki, MD, MPH
Emory Healthcare and Atlanta VA Healthcare System

Jamie Ostroff, PhD*
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Elyse Park, PhD, MPH
Massachusetts General Hospital

Jyoti Patel, MD
University of Chicago

Maureen Rigney, LISCW
GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer

Pamela Samson, MD, MPHS
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Joan Schiller, MD
Inova Schar Cancer Institute

Brendon Stiles, MD
Weill Cornell Medicine

(*) indicates Steering Committee member

Opportunities For Intervention/Influence:

  • Meet the survivorship needs of patients and families living with, through and beyond lung cancer
  • Address stigma across the lung cancer control continuum with the goal of eliminating stigma as an obstacle to quality of life, care delivery, and health outcomes
  • Identify and address the causes and impact¬†of nihilism regarding lung cancer risk reduction, screening, diagnosis and treatment