About Us

The UK Lung Cancer Coalition (UKLCC) is a coalition of the UK’s leading lung cancer experts, senior NHS professionals, charities and healthcare companies and was established in 2005 to help bring lung cancer out of the political, clinical and media shadow.  We are a campaigning group and not a patient group, though many of our members are patient organisations.

The UKLCC’s founding ambition was to tackle poor lung cancer survival outcomes and, specifically to double five-year survival by 2015, which has now effectively been achieved (9 percent in 2005 to 16 per cent in England).1 UKLCC is now calling for a rise in five-year survival rates to 25 percent by the end of 2025.

Our Chair is Dr David Gilligan

Our Clinical Advisory Group Lead is Professor Robert Rintoul

Our secretariat is Red Hot Irons Ltd 

External Affairs: Lynsey Conway

  1. Walters S, Benitez-Majano S, Muller P, et al., ‘Is England closing the international gap in cancer survival?’ Br J Cancer, 4 S 2016, doi: 10.1038/bjc.2015.265.