Lung Cancer Academy

The Lung Cancer Academy was established on October 5, 2013 under the Saudi Lung Cancer Institution (SLCA) of the Saudi Thoracic Society (STS).


To lead the educational and training activities of health care professionals in thoracic oncology field including screening and prevention, diagnosis, management and research.


To become a regional and international leader in health care professional training and development in the field of Thoracic Oncology.

Leadership and Faculty

Academy Director:

Prof. Abdul Rahman Jazieh, MD, MPH
Chairman, Oncology Department
National Guard Health Affairs

Academy Co-Director::
Prof. Khalid Al-Kattan, MD
Dean, College of Medicine
Al-Faisal University

Faculty: Founding faculty members attended meeting on October 5, 2013. More Faculty will be joining based on interest and expertise.

Name Specialty Institution
Dr. Abdul Rahman Jazieh Adult Medical Oncology King Abdulaziz Medical City
Dr. Khaled Al Kattan Thoracic Surgery Al Faisal University
Dr. Ashwaq Al Olayan Adult Medical Oncology King Abdulaziz Medical City
Dr. Sarah Al Ghanem Medical Imaging King Abdulaziz Medical City
Dr. Ahmed Bamousa Thoracic Surgery Prince Sultan Military Medical City
Dr. Foad Al Dayel Pathology King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center
Dr. Hana Bamefleh Pathology King Abdulaziz Medical City
Dr. Azzam Khankan Medical Imaging King Abdulaziz Medical City
Dr. Shukri Loutfi Medical Imaging King Abdulaziz Medical City
Dr. Mahmoud El-Foudeh Palliative Care King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center

Main Planned Activities:

1. Educational modules for all health care professionals including primary care physicians
2. Educational modules for all subspecialties involved in the management of lung cancer (pulmonary, imaging, interventional radiology, pathology, surgery, radiation oncology, medical oncology and palliative care)
3. Courses for physicians-in-training from related specialties Topics will be covered including: prevention, screening, diagnosis and workup, management, palliation, research and evidence based medicine.