By Luis E. Raez, MD
The IASLC-Latin American Group (LATAM) successfully organized another “Workshop in Lung Cancer Clinical Research,” as it has done before in other countries like Chile and Peru. Dr. Christian Rolfo and Dr. Luis Corrales chaired the workshop. They were joined by another 10 IASLC faculty from LATAM, including Drs. Luis E. Raez (US), Christian Caglevic (Chile), Nise Yamaguchi (Brazil), Marileila Garcia (US), David Hong (US), Oscar Arrieta (Mexico), and Norma Pilnik (Argentina). A number of these faculty are shown in Figure 1. This event took place May 18-20 in San Jose, Costa Rica.
Dr. Fred R. Hirsch, IASLC CEO, came in person to open the workshop and to give several lectures regarding lung cancer targeted therapy and personalized medicine. These workshops, created by the IASLC-LATAM group, have the goals of not only teaching oncology fellows and young Latin American oncologists from different specialties the latest in lung cancer diagnosis and therapy, but also giving them the tools to be able to move forward with clinical research. The next workshop will be in 2018 in Punta del Este, Uruguay.✦