One of the two key objectives for “Advancing Quality Lung Cancer Survivorship in SC” (a research project funded by the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation’s Bridging Cancer Care initiative) is to improve survivorship resources and support for survivors of lung cancer, their family members, and caregivers – one of South Carolina’s most vulnerable and underserved populations.

We are accomplishing this by:

1. Developing a statewide network of stakeholders with an interest in lung cancer, referred to as the Partners in Quality Lung Cancer Survivorship, or “PIQ.”

2. Collecting data from American College of Surgeons (ACOS) Commission on Cancer (COC)-accredited cancer programs in South Carolina about the types and range of resources available for individuals and families affected by a lung cancer diagnosis;

3. Conducting three, professionally-facilitated strategic planning sessions with stakeholders and other leaders across the state of South Carolina to evaluate data findings, identify key priorities for lung cancer survivorship, and recommend strategic initiatives for future action, to be included in a strategic planning document.

Strategic planning sessions will be held from 11 am – 2 pm, in Columbia, on May 15, August 14, and October 16, 2018.

We ask that PIQ members commit to the strategic planning process by attending all three sessions, either in-person or “virtually,” to ensure that we meet our goals.

If you would like to join the PIQ network, contact Tamara at or 803-777-9736 for more information.

If you are a current PIQ member, click check out the PIQ Toolbox, a section that includes meeting summaries, documents for review, and other information. Contact us if you would like to add documents, photos, etc. to the Toolbox.