The Women’s Lung Cancer Forum

The Women’s Lung Cancer Forum is a monthly interactive, educational series designed for lung cancer patients, survivors, loved ones, and caregivers about lung cancer. Established by experts in thoracic surgery, oncology, and other medical fields, the Forum expands support services and improves quality of life for patients and survivors of all genders through education, conversation and coordinated action. The group serves as a collaborative network where patients and survivors can connect with clinicians and advocates to ask questions and get informed about various aspects of lung cancer.

The Lung Cancer Forum is held at 6:30-8:00 PM EST on the second Monday of every month via Zoom. You must register to receive the Zoom link.

“I hope you will find the Forum inspiring and that you will share my enthusiasm for the mission, offerings, and communityā€¯

– Yolonda Colson, MD, PhD, Founder of the Lung Cancer Forum

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About Us

For over a decade, the Forum has hosted a series of monthly education seminars for male and female patients and supporters, in which expert guest speakers from the medical community address different aspects of lung cancer and general health. These meetings are conversational and informal, and topics include lung cancer diagnosis, treatment, survivorship, and much more. Therefore, while our Forum is an important source of advocacy and support for our participants, it is also a valuable educational resource.

What makes the Forum unique is the partnership between its members and established thoracic surgeons and other care providers. Lung cancer surgeons attend every Forum meeting and work closely together with the group to raise awareness through activism, community events, and educational materials.

Whether you are a patient with lung cancer or a family member or friend supporting someone with lung cancer, I hope you will find the Forum inspiring and that you will share my enthusiasm for the mission, offerings, and community.

Our Team of Thoracic Surgeons

Yolonda Colson, MD, PhD

Chief, Division of Thoracic Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital

Hermes C. Grillo Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School

Lana Schumacher, MD

Director, Robotic Thoracic Surgery Massachusetts General Hospital Network

Program Director of Robotic Surgical Education

Uma Sachdeva, MD, PhD

Thoracic Surgeon at

Massachusetts General Hospital

Chi-Fu Jeffrey Yang, MD

Thoracic Surgeon at

Massachusetts General Hospital