Membership Overview

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 through coordinated leadership, strategic planning, advocacy, collaboration, and action.

The NLCRT’s ongoing mission is to create lung cancer survivors through the coordinated efforts of the multidisciplinary lung cancer community. The NLCRT seeks to be patient-centered, evidence-based, inclusive, diverse, proactive, and visionary.

It takes many voices to create an effective coalition that is committed to raising awareness about the risk reduction, early detection, diagnosis, treatment, and stigma of lung cancer. The NLCRT is composed of more than 160 member organizations with broad expertise in the areas of:

  • Lung cancer risk reduction through tobacco treatment
  • Early detection (lung cancer screening and nodule management) program implementation, uptake, and adherence
  • Shared decision-making for screening and treatment
  • Diagnosis and staging
  • Biomarker testing and treatment
  • Patient support
  • Provider and patient education
  • Lung cancer stigma
  • Policy initiatives


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How the NLCRT Functions

The NLCRT serves as a catalyst to stimulate greater levels of collaborative engagement among member organizations’ work on key lung cancer issues. The work of the NLCRT is guided by its strategic plan with direction and input from its Steering Committee. Through the efforts of its strategic priority Task Groups, the NLCRT advances research and initiatives that focus on primary care, tobacco treatment, shared decision-making, implementation of screening programs, access to high-quality screening, triage for appropriate diagnostic evaluation and therapy, and an end to the stigma and nihilism associated with a diagnosis of lung cancer.

A fundamental premise of the NLCRT is that collective action among the member organizations will be more successful in reducing the burden of disease and reducing that burden faster. A core principle of the NLCRT is that it will not duplicate or take on the roles of member organizations, but rather the Roundtable seeks to enhance the contributions of member organizations to lung cancer care and control through greater engagement with other key organizations, as well as to take on initiatives that all organizations would judge to be worthy but would be unlikely to initiate on their own.

Members work diligently to share information, identify needs and opportunities, and address gaps in research, programs, activities, and services relating to lung cancer. The strength of such a partnership, united in mission, enhances the work of each member and furthers the cause of lung cancer risk reduction, early detection, and diagnosis and treatment.