Posted: 2013-11-07

Special issue on hypo- and hyper-fractionated radiotherapy in non-small cell lung cancer using cutting-edge technologies

Hyper or hypo fractionated dose escalation/acceleration using optimized cutting-edge technologies, including but not limited to image-guided radiotherapy, 3-D conformal radiotherapy, stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR), intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), volumetric-modulated radiation therapy (VMAT) and proton therapy, will likely lead to improved clinical outcomes, but further studies are needed.

Posted: 2013-09-24

Minimal Access Cardiac Surgery: Where We Are & How Far Are We Going?

Together with a group of international experts and trendsetters in cardiac surgery, Journal of Thoracic Disease is going to launch a special issue on Minimal Access Cardiac Surgery by the end of 2013.

Posted: 2013-08-12

Highlights in Lung Cancer: explore treatment and care for Lung Cancer with world experts

As the 15th World Conference on Lung Cancer is around the corner, Journal of Thoracic Disease is going to publish a focus issue dedicated to lung cancer which will be available for the conference. Our guest editor for this focus issue is Prof. Kwun Fong, Co-President with Prof Michael Boyer of 15th IASLC World Conference on Lung Cancer.

Posted: 2013-07-25

Masters of Minimal Invasive Thoracic Surgery: a rewarding platform for thoracic surgeons' continued education

The “Masters of Minimal Invasive Thoracic Surgery” program, endorsed by The Society of Thoracic Surgeons and co-sponsored by the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, will be held in Waldorf Astoria Orlando, Orlando, Florida on September 19-21, 2013. The course director is Thomas A. D’Amico, Professor and Vice Chair of Surgery, Chief of Section of General Thoracic Surgery and Program Director of Thoracic Surgery, from Duke University Medical Center.

Posted: 2013-07-24

Join us in the 15th World Conference on Lung Cancer in Sydney, Australia

The 15th World Conference on Lung Cancer (WCLC 2013) which will take place at the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre, Sydney, Australia from October 27 through 30, 2013.

Posted: 2013-07-23

JTD special column in International Journal of Pathology and Clinical Medicine

Since July 1, 2013, Journal of Thoracic Disease have cooperated with International Journal of Pathology and Clinical Medicine (, a well-recognized core journal in China) to launch the “JTD special column” in International Journal of Pathology and Clinical Medicine, where excellent articles selected from JTD will be translated into Chinese and published to reach a galaxy of Chinese physicians and researchers at home and abroad. We look forward to your valuable suggestions on the special column to make it more user-friendly and more extensive.

Posted: 2013-07-15

JTD App available for Android devices

In wake of the popularization of the JTD App for iPhone, JTD App is now available for Android devices (Requires Android 2.1 or later) as we are dedicated to sharing with more readers the delight and convenience benefited from digital reading.

Posted: 2013-05-31

JTD will exhibit at the AHA Annual Scientific Sessions 2013 in Dallas

The American Heart Association (AHA) Annual Scientific Sessions 2013 is to be held at the Dallas Convention Center, Dallas, Texas, USA from November 17th to November 19th.

Posted: 2013-03-29

Welcome to the 10th Anniversary of Anti-SARS symposium

The 10th Anniversary of Anti-SARS symposium, organized by the National Key Laboratory of Respiratory Disease and co-organized by Journal of Thoracic Disease, will be held on April 12th, 2013 in Guangzhou, China.

Posted: 2013-03-08

JTD will exhibit at the AATS 93rd Annual Meeting in Minneapolis

The AATS 93rd Annual Meeting is to be conducted at the Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis, MN, USA from May 4 through May 8, 2013.

Posted: 2013-03-01

Special issue on Breast Cancer in Young Women ---- guest-edited by Dr Hatem A. Azim Jr (Belgium) and Dr Fedro A. Peccatori (Italy)

This special issue dedicated to improving management and treatment on breast cancer in young woman will provide up-to-date knowledge on imaging, genetic, surgical aspects of breast cancer in young women and address the challenges in managing breast cancer during pregnancy focusing on key opinions from renowned experts worldwide in related fields. Our guest editors for this special issue are Dr. Hatem A.

Posted: 2013-02-06

Journal of Thoracic Disease (JTD) has been indexed by SCIE

(Feb 4, 2013) The Journal of Thoracic Disease (JTD, J Thorac Dis, pISSN: 2072-1439; eISSN: 2077-6624) has been selected for coverage in the Thomson Reuters product: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE)™, online at the Web of KnowledgeSM, and will be processed for coverage starting with volume 4 (1) 2012.

Posted: 2013-01-15

Welcome to the 15th World Conference on Lung Cancer: interview with Prof. Kwun Fong

The 15th IASLC World Conference on Lung Cancer is going to be held from October 27 to October 30, 2013 at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre

Posted: 2013-01-08

Not really “too late love comes”: Journal of Thoracic Disease is available on iPhone

Are you up to your neck in daily clinical practices? Then you may need up-to-date information available when and where you want it, and delivered in an easy-to-use format.

Posted: 2013-01-03

August 2013 — Special Issue on VATS

This state-of-the-art issue on the techniques and outcomes of Video-assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) is dedicated to the first world meeting on uniportal VATS in Naples.

Posted: 2012-12-24

Merry Christmas and happy New Year! Journal of Thoracic Disease Annual Report 2012

Wish you a Merry Christmas and happy New Year in advance!

On behalf of the editorial office, we are here to express our great appreciation for everything you have contributed to our journal.

Posted: 2012-12-24

Congratulations on the successful launch of the proceeding (supplement) of Journal of Thoracic Disease dedicated to 21st Panhellenic Congress of Thoracic Disease

The proceeding (, V4S1) dedicated to 21st Panhellenic Congress on Thoracic Diseases finally come out in December, 2012. Our guest editors for this proceeding are Dr. Paul Zarogoulidis, Dr.Dionysios Spyratos, and Prof. Konstantinos Zarogoulidis, from “G. Papanikolaou” General Hospital, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Dr. Aikaterni N. Visouli and Dr. Kosmas Tsakiridis from Saint Luke`s Private Hospital, Dr. Kaid Darwiche from Ruhrland Klinik, University of Duisburg-Essen, Dr. Nevena Secen from University of Novisad and Prof. Qiang Li from the II Military Medical University of Shanghai. This proceeding is a precious collection of abstracts and articles on thoracic disease.

Posted: 2012-11-07

The National Lung Cancer Gene Library Alliance of China was launched

The National Lung Cancer Gene Library Alliance of China was launched on 12th Oct. 2012 in Guangzhou, as initiated by State Key Laboratory of pulmonary diseases, the 1st Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University and BGI Genomeic Research Institution. More than 20 3A-hospitals from all over China joined in this alliance as the first members (Figure).

Posted: 2012-08-08

JTD has been endorsed by ICC since August 2012

The global respiratory initiatives founded by the US National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and the World Health Organization (WHO) were created in 1992 in collaboration with Drs. Claude Lenfant, Director of NHLBI, Suzanne Hurd, Director of the Division of Lung Diseases, NHLBI, and Nikolai Khaltaev of the Non-communicable Diseases Branch of WHO; Lawrence Grouse, MD, PhD was the Coordinator and Executive Director of these initiatives.

Posted: 2012-03-07

Call for Post-Doc Position at Professor Jianxing He Lung Cancer Research Team

The Professor Jianxing He Lung Cancer Research Team, Guangzhou Institution of Respiratory Diseases & Respiratory Diseases National Key Laboratory, is opening a call for a Post-Doc position.

Posted: 2012-03-05

National training program on standardized diagnosis and treatment of primary lung cancer

On December 6, 2011, a meeting for national training program on standardized diagnosis and treatment of primary lung cancer was held in Beijing by Ministry of Public Health, the People’s Republic of China. This meeting, in line with the demands of health care reform in China, was a substantial step towards improving the current clinical practice in lung cancer management in China.

Posted: 2011-12-11

Journal of Thoracic Disease (JTD) has been indexed in Pubmed

Something cheerful comes in this cold winter! An email arrived from beyond the oceans to tell us that Journal of Thoracic Disease (JTD) has been officially covered in Pubmed Central. Successful coverage in the prestigious Pubmed database may mean recognition of JTD by international peers, and a closer move towards the master publication list of SCI-indexed journals.

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