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(Supportive Training on Research and Science)


Our Mission: Help lung cancer patient advocates evolve into research advocates.

The IASLC STARS (Supportive Training for Advocates on Research and Science) Program began in 2019 as a collaboration between lung cancer patient research advocates and representatives from lung cancer advocacy organizations. STARS aims to train, develop, and nurture lung cancer patient research advocates (PRAs) for the lung cancer community.

In STARS, the "patient" includes people in active lung cancer treatment, people cured of lung cancer, people living with lung cancer, and their loved ones.

How is research advocacy different from patient advocacy?

Lung cancer research advocates provide the patient perspective to researchers and research-related efforts.

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Image by Joshua Sortino

Enhance your research advocacy

Explore STARS webinars and podcasts, links to research advocacy information from other organizations, and opportunities for research advocate positions.

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