Experts to Announce Lung Cancer Advancements

Lung Association free webinar to feature leading physicians providing new developments in screening, diagnosis and treatment

Lung cancer survival rates are rising, according to the American Lung Association’s 2023 State of Lung Cancer Report released last week. How are more lives being saved? 

The answer to this questions and more will be shared on Wednesday, November 29 on the American Lung Association’s “Community Connections: New Advances in Lung Cancerwebinar. The free webinar, from 5:30 – 7PM, will feature leading physicians and experts that will announce the latest advancements in lung cancer screening and lung nodule management, immunotherapy treatment and minimally invasive surgery. 

The webinar is intended for media, lung health professionals, community members, caregivers, primary care, nurse navigators and respiratory therapists. The webinar will also provide an opportunity for attendees to ask questions.

Featured speakers include:

  • Dr. Maria Madariaga, Assistant Professor and UChicago Medicine
  • Dr. Nisha Mohindra, Associate Professor at Northwestern Medicine
  • Dr. Niraj Desai, Associate Professor of Medicine & System Medical Director at Ascension Illinois

Chicago Community Connections is an educational speaker series focused on the prevention of lung disease and the advancement of lung health. The Lung Association’s 2023 State of Lung Cancer is available at

WHAT: Chicago Community Connection: New Advances in Lung Cancer, sponsored by UChicago Medicine and City of Hope Cancer Center Chicago.

WHO: Leading physicians and experts on lung cancer

WHEN: Wednesday, November 29, 2023; 5:30 – 7 p.m. CST

WHERE: Virtual

WHY: More than one million people in Greater Chicago suffer from lung disease and more than 9,000 people across Illinois die from lung disease each year. 

Media and the public are welcome to attend. Registration is free. For more information, and to register, click here.

For more information, contact:

James A. Martinez
(312) 445-2501
[email protected]

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