Update on the international lung trials group
ALTG has continued its leadership role in establishing a global lung cancer trials group to further international research efforts in thoracic cancer. Importantly, the group’s name has been agreed upon – the Thoracic Alliance for Cancer Trials (TACT) – and the upcoming WCLC 2016 is a key milestone in the group’s progress.
ALTG is leading the establishment of an international lung cancer trials group following the decision at last year’s ASCO meeting to move ahead with this exciting initiative. We have established a steering committee that is working on setting up key elements of the group’s structure, governance and operations, as well as discussing a potential first trial.
The group is known as the Thoracic Alliance for Cancer Trials (TACT) – and we expect within the next six months to be in a position to invite membership applications from interested national and trans-national groups. The steering committee will host a further face-to-face meeting for leaders of national and trans-national groups during WCLC 2015 in Denver, Colorado.