BTOG provides networking opportunities at all educational events for the professional community to collaborate to develop clinical trials and other research.

BTOG works collaboratively with many other organisations, societies and groups; to build close and enduring relationships; and to have mutual memberships to ensure representation.

Mesothelioma UK

Dawn Mckinley, BTOG Senior Executive Officer (SEO), is a trustee for Mesothelioma UK. Liz Darlison, Head of Services for Mesothelioma UK is also a former long-term BTOG Steering Committee member. In 2017, 2019 and 2022, BTOG and Mesothelioma UK held Mesothelioma Essential Updates bringing together the multi-disciplinary team, researchers and advocates for mesothelioma.

International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC)

The International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) is dedicated to conquering thoracic cancers on a worldwide basis. The IASLC work with BTOG to promote joint membership and offers discounted membership to BTOG members.  British Thoracic Oncology Group (BTOG) Membership Offer | IASLC


ETOP is the thoracic branch of ETOP IBCSG Partners. It promotes the exchange of ideas and research in the field of thoracic malignancies. BTOG is a member group and Professor Sanjay Popat, BTOG Steering Committee Chair sits on the Foundation Board.

National Cancer Research Insitute (NCRI)

On 26 June 2023, the NCRI announced that the NCRI will be winding down.

Lung Cancer Nursing UK

LCNUK provides networking and support to nurses specialising in the care of people with lung cancer and as a multi-disciplinary group, BTOG is committed to including nurses in all that it does. The BTOG Steering Committee includes Julia McAdam and Paula Shepherd, who also sit on the LCNUK Committee, ensuring mutual representation on both committees.

Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation

The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation’s (RCLCF) three key activities are research, support and prevention. BTOG has a long-standing relationship with RCLCF.

British Thoracic Society (BTS)

The British Thoracic Society (BTS) exists to improve standards of care for people who have respiratory diseases and to support and develop those who provide that care. BTOG steering committee members sit on various relevant BTS groups including the Lung Cancer & Mesothelioma Advisory Group, Pleural Disease Advisory Group and Pleural Disease Guideline Group.

UK Mesothelioma Alliance (UKMA)

The UK Mesothelioma Alliance (UKMA) was established in 2017 to bring together mesothelioma stakeholders as one voice to raise awareness of mesothelioma through agreed projects.

Taskforce for Lung Health

BTOG is a member of the Taskforce for Lung Heath - a collaboration of the largest ever group of organisations and individuals who have come together, as a team, to improve lung health. The Taskforce has 39 members including patients, health care professionals, the voluntary sector and professional associations.