The Women’s Lung Cancer Forum is a community of lung cancer patients, survivors, physicians, researchers, friends and advocates. We share the goal of expanding support services and improving quality of life for lung cancer patients and survivors through education, conversation, and coordinated action.
The Women’s Lung Cancer Forum is an initiative of the Women’s Lung Cancer Program, an integrated program developed by the Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center that brings together experts in the advanced care of women with lung cancer.
We meet the second Monday of every month at 850 Boylston Street, Brookline, MA in the Fish Center for Women’s Health (4th floor). Spouses, family, and friends are encouraged to attend.
While our meetings are a source of emotional support for many participants, they are also an important educational resource for women affected by lung cancer. Each month, the forum hosts an expert guest speaker who addresses a particular aspect of lung cancer. In the past, we have discussed medical oncology, thoracic surgery, complementary therapies, and women’s health policy.
If you have a suggestion for a forum speaker or topic, please let us know! Email us or call us at 617-732-6648. We look forward to hearing your ideas!
Understanding how gender affects lung cancer is important to improving health outcomes for both men and women. In this video Yolanda Colson, MD, PhD, Director of the Women’s Lung Cancer Program and Founder of the Lung Cancer Forum explains the significance of lung cancer in women.
Learn more about the current state of lung cancer in women from reports released by the Connors Center for Women’s Health and Gender Biology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.