World Lung Cancer Day is observed on 1st August, and it creates awareness and breaks the stigma associated with this disease.

Lung cancer is one of the most common cancers worldwide and is responsible for nearly one in five cancer deaths according to the World Health Organization. It begins when cells grow abnormally in the lungs.

Lung cancer affects smokers the most, and over 80% of people who get lung cancers smoke frequently. Second-hand smoke, radon, air pollution, family history of lung cancer, could be other risk factors.

Lung cancer often doesn’t cause signs and symptoms in its earliest stages, they typically occur when the disease is at an advanced stage. Some symptoms of lung cancer could include a cough that does not go away or gets worse, coughing up blood, chest pain, hoarseness, and shortness of breath.

While there are treatments and therapies available, researchers continue to develop better options and improve patient care.

GCT is proud to be taking an active part in cancer research and is an expert in conducting clinical trials in Oncology. Please contact us at to learn more about our experience.