Update on International Cooperative Groups Studies in Thoracic Malignancies: The Emergence of Immunotherapy

Clin Lung Cancer. 2018 Sep;19(5):377-386. doi: 10.1016/j.cllc.2018.03.004. Epub 2018 Mar 17.


Cancer cooperative groups have historically played a critical role in the advancement of non-small-cell lung cancer therapy. Representatives from cooperative groups worldwide convene at the International Lung Cancer Congress annually. The International Lung Cancer Congress had its 17th anniversary in the summer of 2016. The present review highlights the thoracic malignancy studies discussed by presenters. The included studies are merely a sample of the trials of thoracic malignancies ongoing globally.

Keywords: Clinical trials; Mesothelioma; Non–small-cell lung cancer; Small cell lung cancer; Thymic carcinoma.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Clinical Trials as Topic*
  • Humans
  • Immunotherapy*
  • International Cooperation*
  • Prognosis
  • Thoracic Neoplasms / immunology
  • Thoracic Neoplasms / therapy*