News & Events

CRAB’s Impact at International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer Research Conference

On September 5th, 2015, CRAB scientists attended the meeting of the IASLC Staging and Prognostic Factors Committee at the IASLC 16th World Conference on Lung Cancer. John Crowley, Lynn Shemanski, Kari Chansky, Alan Mitchell and Vanessa Bolejack represented CRAB at this event, where proposals for revising the staging systems for lung cancer and mesothelioma were reviewed.

The 8th revision of the staging system for lung cancer was later presented at the event’s plenary session. CRAB’s expertise was highlighted as a statistics and data center. The 8th revision of the staging system for mesothelioma was also presented. “It is very gratifying to see our work over the past seven years being presented to this international audience,” noted Dr. Crowley. If approved by the American Joint Committee on Cancer and the Union Internationale Contre le Cancer, the new staging systems will be implemented in January of 2017.

Also at the meeting, Suzanne Arnold, MD. of the University of Kentucky presented a poster describing the phase I results for the CRAB Lung Cancer Research Team trial 11-001, IASLC 241.

CRAB Hosts Young Investigators Conference

The annual SWOG Young Investigators conference was hosted by CRAB September 9th through 11th, 2015. The conference featured SWOG leadership members, CRAB data managers and six investigators who were introduced to the ways and means of SWOG protocol development, maintenance and administration.

For more details about the event please visit the SWOG website: