The latest edition of Unity, the newsletter of the Global Lung Cancer Coalition, is now available. It has been circulated to all GLCC member organisations, and you can also download it here as a pdf document.


Screening Resource Centre Highlighted  

The COVID-19 pandemic has made this a difficult and challenging year for many of us. The new edition highlights the excellent work of individual member organisations, their key staff, and by the GLCC itself.

The headline story focuses on how the GLCC has added new materials to its screening resource centre.  It shares insights into how healthcare systems adapted their lung cancer screening methods to protect staff and patients.

Therefore, we urge members to share news of publications which they feel should be included in the GLCC Screening Resource Centre.

We aim to make it the ‘place to go’ for up to date evidence about lung cancer screening and best practice for implementation.


The State of Global Lung Cancer Research – latest paper

The newsletter highlights the publication, in the journal ‘Lung Cancer’, of the latest paper in our ongoing examination of the state of lung cancer research worldwide.

We also have an update on our second Patient Experience Survey. It seeks to establish how the pandemic has affected people physically and emotionally, and whether it led to changes in how they interact with their oncology team.


Lung cancer and stigma – new study 

In other news: GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer has published a report on stigma and lung cancer. Co-authored by Maureen Rigney and Jennifer King, it appears in the Journal of Thoracic Oncology.

Maureen and Jennifer discuss their roles within the organisation and the results of their study in an in-depth ‘Let’s Talk’ feature.

”We were disappointed that the results pointed to 60% of the general public feeling that people with lung cancer were partially to blame for their illness. So, stigma rates were high among the general population, which was not shocking but disappointing.” 

– Maureen Rigney 


Welcome to FairLife Cancer Care

In what is a packed issue, we also extend a warm welcome to our latest member, FairLife Cancer Care of Greece.  Korina Pateli-Bell established the organisation in memory of her husband, Simon Bell, whom she lost to lung cancer in August 2020.

If you haven’t yet seen your edition of Unity – make sure you catch up with it today!