Lung Cancer Awareness Month: Ensuring Patients Are Getting the Care They Need in the Era of COVID-19

We’re losing lung cancer patients to the disease, to the system, and to inconsistency. More lives are lost yearly to lung cancer than prostate, breast, and colon cancer combined.1 Now, more than ever, care for lung cancer cannot be put on hold —our patients can’t wait.

Let’s raise awareness of lung cancer, together.
Provide facts. Invite conversation.

Program Objectives:

  • Gain insights on the value of engaging your institutions in Lung Cancer Awareness Month.
  • Gather strategies to address the entire care continuum for lung cancer patients during the era of COVID-19.
  • Learn how to engage your patients to ensure they are getting the care they need during these unpredictable times.


Albert Rizzo, M.D., FACP
Chief Medical Officer for the American Lung Association
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, PA

Rabih Bechara, M.D., FCCP
Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Co-Director, Interventional Pulmonology
Director, Research Program
Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine/Augusta University

Shanda Blackmon, M.D., MPH
Thoracic Surgeon
Professor of Surgery
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

Also hear from a lung cancer patient’s perspective.


1. Siegel RL, Miller KD, Jemal A. Cancer Statistics, 2020. CA Cancer J Clin. 2020; 2020;0:1-24.

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