The NLCRT consists of member organizations and invited experts who reflect a broad involvement in increasing lung cancer screening, promoting tobacco treatment, and optimizing treatment for individuals with lung cancer. Applications for membership will be reviewed and approved by the NLCRT Steering Committee.

General Criteria for Membership

Organizations or individuals must meet one or more of the criteria listed below to be considered for membership:

  • Have a strong interest in reducing lung cancer morbidity and mortality
  • Have outstanding expertise and reputation in lung cancer information and research
  • Have special expertise in any of the following: lung cancer risk reduction, early detection, diagnosis, staging, treatment, stigma, and patient support
  • Can deliver lung cancer education to individuals with lung cancer and/or providers
  • Can deliver lung cancer screening services
  • Can deliver tobacco treatment services

Categories of Membership

Members of the NLCRT are grouped into three categories:

  • Organizational/Institutional Members
    • Professional Societies
    • Patient Advocacy and Policy Organizations
    • Research Organizations
    • Tobacco-Related Organizations
    • State and Federal Government Agencies
    • Cancer Centers, Academic Institutions, and Hospital Systems
  • Invited Individuals
  • Corporate Associates

Organizational/Institutional Members shall designate a representative member and an alternate member. Each member organization shall have full membership rights, including the right to attend NLCRT meetings, to participate in discussions, to vote, to be a candidate for elective office, and to accept appointments to committees and strategic priority Task Groups. Members with governmental affiliation (designated as non-advocacy members) will abstain from voting on policy issues.

Invited Individuals include those with outstanding expertise in reducing lung cancer morbidity and mortality, promoting tobacco treatment, and a commitment to quality of life for individuals with lung cancer, their families, and survivors. Individual members shall have all of the participatory benefits of organizational/institutional members. Individuals must be invited to apply.

Corporate Associates shall have the right to attend NLCRT meetings and participate in discussions with NLCRT leadership. These members will neither have voting rights nor the right to serve on a Task Group or as an elected officer of the NLCRT.  This policy is in place to avoid the appearance of a conflict of interest. Industry representatives may participate in subgroup and priority initiative meetings, but they cannot be formal members.

They must demonstrate a commitment to:

  • Creating products that aid in risk reduction, early detection, assurance of optimal diagnosis and therapy, and elimination of lung cancer-related stigma. The efficacy of these products must be supported by scientific research.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to patient and provider lung cancer education and high-quality screening.

Apply For Membership


The National Lung Cancer Roundtable (NLCRT) is a trusted coalition of public, private, and voluntary organizations and invited experts, dedicated to reducing the incidence of and mortality from lung cancer in the United States.

Membership Responsibilities

National Lung Cancer Roundtable (NLCRT) members are expected to attend at least one meeting per year in order to maintain membership.There are no dues or fees. Members are encouraged to actively participate on one of our many committees or task group.


The NLCRT consists of member organizations and invited experts who reflect a broad involvement in increasing lung cancer screening, promoting tobacco treatment, and optimizing treatment for lung cancer patients. 

Membership Application

The following form will be used to gather information in order to process your membership application. Be sure to complete the entire form.