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IASLC Language Guide
Clinical Resource | English | 2021
The Language Guide has been developed by members of the IASLC to provide guidelines on best practices with common phrases used during presentations at IASLC conferences and within submitted abstracts. To follow in step with the ASCO Language of Respect, we promote the use of language that respects the dignity of people diagnosed with lung cancer and their families. As an international organization, the IASLC recognizes that language and meaning may vary depending on the context. What is important is that, together, we take conscious steps to be thoughtful in the language we use.

Language is a powerful tool and words matter. As a professional and international membership association that is inclusive of all medical specialties, advocates, patients/survivors, and caregivers, it is the responsibility of the IASLC to encourage all members to use language that is respectful, free of stigma, inclusive, and equitable. The IASLC is raising awareness and recommending the use of person-first language in all communications, including submitted abstracts, presentations at all IASLC conferences, and peer-reviewed journals. 

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