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LUNG CANCER IASLC
JOURNAL Of THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATtON FOR THE STUDY OF LUNG CANCER
Aimsandseope Ltuzg Cancer aims to provide the members of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (L.A.S.L.C.) and other individuals or organizations with the most recent information on lung cancer. Lung Cancer publishes full- length articles of original research on clinical and basic science aspects of topics represented by the fields of interest of the journol (see below). Short communications, technical notes and reviews may also be published. Each issue will also function as a forum for rapid exchange of information among members of the I.A.S.L.C. Lung Cancer contains up-to-date news from the I.A.S.L.C., reports from national and international groups working with lung cancer, book reviews and reviews articles, in which selected topics on lung cancer are discussed. In addition, each issue includes a reference section derived from the Excerpta Medica Database, with key abstracts covering the literature on lung cancer, classilied under the following headings:
(i) Prevention (v) Clinical assessment (ix) Combined treatment modalities (ii) Epidemiology and etiology (vi) Surgery (x) Other treatment modalities
(iii) Basic biology (vii) Chemotherapy (xi) Reviews (iv) Pathology (viii) Radiotherapy (xii) Miscellaneous
Editor-in-ChieJT Associate Editors: H.H. Hansen (Denmark) N.M. Breehen (UK) Y. Hayata (Japan) P. Bunn (USA)
Editorial Board: J. Aisner (USA) A.F. Gazdar (USA) J. Klastersky (Belgian) Y. Shimosato (Japan) R. Arriagada (France) R.J. Ginsberg (Can&) s. Lam (Con&) J.F. Smyth (Scotland) J. Bishop (Australia) R.L. Gralla (LISA) W.K. Lam (Hong Kong) G.D. Sorenson (LISA) E. Carmack Holmes (USA) M. Green (USA) T. Lewinski (PO/U&J R.A. Stabel (Swirzerkmd) D. Camey (Ireland) C. Harris (USA) A.M. Miller (Cunoda) K. Suemasu (&pun) J.D. Cox (USA) F.R. Hirsch (Denmark) G. Motta (Italy) A.T. Turrisi (USA) P. Drings (Germany) L.R. Holsti (Finland) CF. Mountain (USA) Y. Watanabe (Japan) D. Ettinger (USA) H. [email protected] (Nprwny) N. Saijo (Japan) R. Feld (Canada) R.A. Joss (Switzerfam$ T.W. Shields (USA)
Officers of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer:
President: Y. Hayata (Japan) President Elect: P.A. Bunn (USA)
Vice-President: N. Bleehan (fXQ Past President: H.H. Hansen (Denmark)
Secretary: Board of Directors: U. Pastorino (Italy) R. Arriagada (France) P. Rocmans (Belgium) Treasurer: D. Ball (Australia) Y. Shimosato (Jopon) R.A. Joss A. Gregor (Scotland) G.D. Sorenson (USA) (Switzerland)
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