November 15, 2021 – On Thursday, November 18, the American Lung Association will host a virtual program titled, “Update on Immunotherapy for Lung Cancer Patients” featuring Houssein Abdul Sater, M.D., from  Cleveland Clinic Florida. This is part of the Lung Association’s Lung Cancer Patient Meetup on the Go program, which features both live and recorded events to educate patients during Lung Cancer Awareness Month in November.

During the event, Dr. Sater will cover current immunotherapy options for lung cancer, when the options are used and managing potential side effects. In addition, he will discuss emerging types of immunotherapy, discuss the “lung cancer vaccine,” and explain any interactions between immunotherapy and the COVID-19 vaccine and COVID-19 infection.

“Lung cancer is the number one cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. Fortunately, we are seeing improved survival rates thanks to increased awareness of early detection through lung cancer screening and continued advancements in research,” said Chrissy Cohen, Executive Director at the Lung Association. “We are honored to have Dr. Sater featured at this national event to help people living with lung cancer navigate emerging lung cancer treatments.”

The Lung Association’s Lung Cancer Patient Meetup on the Go program is designed to be flexible to meet the needs of lung cancer patients nationwide. The sessions are held live, then recorded and distributed for people to watch on their own time. The first program, “Oncology Massage and Lung Cancer,” is live here.

The Lung Cancer Patient Virtual Meetup on the Go event with Dr. Sater is on Thursday, November 18 at 9:00 a.m. ET. It will be recorded and distributed afterwards as well. Registration is free, and all are welcome. To get more information and register, click here.

About the American Lung Association

The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy and research. The work of the American Lung Association is focused on four strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; to champion clean air for all; to improve the quality of life for those with lung disease and their families; and to create a tobacco-free future. For more information about the American Lung Association, a holder of the coveted 4-star rating from Charity Navigator and a Gold-Level GuideStar Member, or to support the work it does, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit: Lung.org.