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The NLCRT consists of member organizations and invited experts who reflect a broad involvement in increasing lung cancer screening, promoting tobacco treatment, and optimizing treatment for lung cancer patients. Applications for membership will be reviewed by the NLCRT Membership Committee and submitted to the NLCRT Steering Committee for approval.
General Criteria for Membership
Organizations or individuals must meet one or more of the criteria listed below to be considered for membership:
- Have a strong interest in reducing lung cancer morbidity and mortality
- Have outstanding expertise and reputation in lung cancer information and research
- Have special expertise in lung cancer prevention, early detection, and treatment
- Can deliver lung cancer education to patients and/or providers
- Can deliver lung cancer screening services
- Can deliver tobacco treatment services
Categories of Membership
Members of the NLCRT are grouped into three categories:
- Invited individuals
- corporate associates
- professional societies
- advocacy organizations
- federal agencies
- cancer centers
Member organizations shall designate a representative member and an alternate member. Each member organization shall have full membership rights including the right to attend NLCRT meetings, to participate in discussion, to vote, to be a candidate for elective office, and to accept appointment to committees and task groups. Members with governmental affiliation (designated as non-advocacy members) will abstain from voting on policy issues.
Individual membership includes invited individuals with outstanding expertise in reducing lung cancer morbidity and mortality, promoting tobacco treatment, and a commitment to quality of life for lung cancer patients and survivors. Individual members shall have all of the participatory benefits of organizational/institutional members. Individuals must be invited to apply.
Companies and organizations that demonstrate a commitment to:
- Making products that aid in lung cancer screening, prevention, and treatment. The efficacy of these products must be supported by scientific research.
- Demonstrate a commitment to patient and provider lung cancer education and high quality screening.
Corporate associates shall have all of the participatory rights of organizational or institutional members with the exception of voting rights and/or the right to serve as an elected officer of the NLCRT. Corporate members are, however, encouraged to seek and accept appointment to task groups, for which they do not have a financial interest. An industry representative may be a member of an unrelated task group and/or subgroup, but not one in which there is the appearance of a conflict of interest. Industry representatives may participate in subgroup meetings, but they cannot be members.
The National Lung Cancer Roundtable (NLCRT) is a trusted coalition of public, private, and voluntary organizations and invited experts, dedicated to reducing the incidence of and mortality from lung cancer in the United States through:
- coordinated leadership
- strategic planning
The NLCRT’s ongoing mission is to create lung cancer survivors. Our vision is to lower the impact of lung cancer through prevention, early detection, and optimal therapy. The NLCRT is patient-centered, evidence-based, inclusive, diverse, proactive, and visionary.
It takes many voices to create an effective coalition that is committed to raising awareness about the prevention and early detection of lung cancer. The NLCRT comprises over 80 member organizations with expertise in the areas of:
- lung cancer prevention through tobacco treatment
- lung cancer screening program implementation
- shared decision-making
- patient support
- provider education
How the NLCRT Functions
The NLCRT serves as a catalyst to stimulate greater levels of collaborative engagement among member organizations’ work on key lung cancer issues. The work of the NLCRT is guided by its strategic plan with direction and input from its Steering Committee. Through the efforts of its Task Groups, the NLCRT advances initiatives that focus on primary care, tobacco treatment, shared decision-making, implementation of screening programs, access to high quality screening, triage for appropriate diagnostic evaluation and therapy, and an end to the stigma and nihilism associated with a diagnosis of lung cancer.
A fundamental premise of the NLCRT is that collective action among the member organizations will be more successful in reducing the burden of disease, and reducing that burden faster. A core principle of the NLCRT is that it will not duplicate or take on roles of member organizations; rather, the Roundtable seeks to enhance organization’s contributions to lung cancer control through greater engagement with other key organizations, as well as to take on initiatives that all organizations would judge to be worthy, but would be unlikely to initiate on their own.
Members work diligently to share information, identify needs and opportunities, and address gaps in research, programs, activities, and services relating to lung cancer. The strength of such a partnership, united in mission, enhances the work of each member and furthers the cause of lung cancer prevention, early detection, and appropriate treatment.
National Lung Cancer Roundtable (NLCRT) members are expected to attend at least one meeting per year in order to maintain membership. There are no dues or fees. Members are encouraged to actively participate on one of our many committees or task groups:
- Bylaws Committee
- Membership Committee
- Nominating Committee
- Steering Committee
- Advanced Imaging
- Lung Cancer in Women
- Lung Cancer Screening Implementation Strategies
- Policy Action
- Provider Engagement and Outreach
- Shared Decision-Making
- State-Based Initiatives
- Survivorship, Stigma, and Nihilism
- Tobacco Treatment
- Triage for Appropriate Treatment
The committees focus on maintaining the structure and function of the NLCRT and task groups focus on producing materials, products, or studies, or convening workshops to advance issues or areas of interest and impact. The work is most often conducted by conference calls or email exchange with an occasional in-person meeting.
Generally, NLCRT members find that the more they are engaged with the NLCRT, the more they get out of it.