2013 – 15th WCLC Sydney, Australia

  • First meeting of thoracic oncology research groups to discuss an international collaboration
  • Dialogue with multi-national cooperative groups including the Gynaecological Cancer Intergroup (GCIG) and Breast International Group (BIG)


2014 – ASCO Annual Meeting Chicago, Illinois

  • In-principle agreement to establish an international cooperative group for thoracic oncology research
  • Steering committee formed, led by the Australasian Lung Cancer Trials Group (ALTG)
  • Seed funding secured from Lung Foundation Australia, ALTG, the Austin Medical Research Fund and Industry


2015 – 16th WCLC Denver, USA

  • Development Officer recruited
  • TACT formally established on 6 September at a meeting held in conjunction with the 16th WCLC in Denver, Colorado
  • Industry Partner Pogramme launched and first Industry Partners join
  • Membership applications opened