Healthcare Provider Education & Resources

Lung Cancer Initiative is committed to providing healthcare professionals with the most up-to-date information in lung cancer screening, diagnosis and treatment to ensure the best possible care for lung cancer patients.

We provide educational opportunities for health care providers in order to improve diagnosis, referral and treatment. When an educational opportunity is available, it will be listed here. If you are interested in hosting an educational event, please contact our Senior Director of Programs, Jenni Danai, and we can have an expert speaker come out to your area and speak on lung cancer.

Virtual Educational Event

A Comprehensive Approach to Treating Lung Cancer hosted by Lung Cancer Initiative will provide the most up to date information on the treatment and management of lung cancer. Experts in the field of lung cancer across North Carolina will share their experiences and perspectives on lung cancer screening, surgical updates, comprehensive biomarker testing and clinical data impacting the treatment of lung cancer. This activity seeks to distill the most actionable thoracic oncology results to enable providers to improve treatment and care of lung cancer patients.  View the recording here.

Free Patient Educational Materials: 

The Initiative has created several patient educational materials to assist lung cancer patients in their diagnosis including a patient journal to help document their journey through treatment. To download or order materials, click here.


Gas Cards for Lung Cancer Patients: 

The Access to Care Gas Card program provides assistance to lung cancer patients while seeking treatment including clinical trials. Patients can receive a $50 gas card, up to four in a year. Click here for more about the Access to Care Gas Card program.

Research Funding: 
The goal of the Initiative's Research Program is to further the development of local lung cancer care and research programs across North Carolina. Learn more about our Research Funding opportunities.
Professional Associations

American College of Chest Physicians

The American College of Chest Physicians is the global leader in clinical chest medicine, representing more than 18,700 members who provide patient care in the areas of pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine in the United States and more than 100 countries worldwide. From cutting-edge medical research in the journal CHEST; evidence-based guidelines in antithrombotic therapy, lung cancer, and chronic cough; to innovative clinical education delivered through the CHEST annual meeting, simulation education program, and Board Review courses, the ACCP strives to fulfill its mission – to promote the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of chest diseases through education, communication, and research.

American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) is the world’s leading professional organization representing physicians who care for people with cancer. With more than 30,000 members, ASCO is committed to improving cancer care through scientific meetings, educational programs and peer-reviewed journals.

American Thoracic Society

The roots of the American Thoracic Society reach back to 1905, when a small group of physicians decided that the best way to improve care for tuberculosis patients was to share their experiences and discoveries. Today, the ATS has grown into an international society with more than 15,000 members. In this introductory section, you will find information about the people and programs that make the ATS the world's leading medical association dedicated to advancing our clinical and scientific understanding of pulmonary diseases, critical illnesses and sleep-related breathing disorders.

Oncology Nursing Society – NC Chapters

The Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) is a professional organization of over 35,000 registered nurses and other healthcare providers dedicated to excellence in patient care, education, research, and administration in oncology nursing.

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons 

Founded in 1964, The Society of Thoracic Surgeons is a not-for-profit organization representing over 6,600 surgeons, researchers and allied health care professionals worldwide who are dedicated to ensuring the best possible outcomes for surgeries of the heart, lung, and esophagus, as well as other surgical procedures within the chest.

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