World Smokefree Day, 31st May 2018

Today we observe World Smokefree Day, which is a great opportunity for people who smoke to think about quitting… World Smokefree Day also acknowledges the important role partners of smokers have with supporting someone they care about to quit with help from a healthcare professional. See below for information – https://www.smokefree.org.nz/help-advice/helping-others-to-be-smokefree https://quit.org.nz/en/helping-others-quit

Consumers invited to provide feedback to Pharmac

You are invited and your voice matters! Lung Foundation New Zealand is pleased Pharmac are hosting five public Community Conversations to receive consumer feedback. We encourage all kiwis to attend to make their voice count, especially patients and carers. PLEASE RSVP to confirm your attendance www.pharmac.govt.nz/community-conversations Nelson ‪31 May 2018‬ ‪1 pm – 2:30 pm‬ […]

LFNZ Position Statement, Advocacy Priorities And Lung Cancer Treatments by Status

Lung Foundation New Zealand’s Position Statement and Advocacy Priorities are informed by evidence and based on a philosophy dedicated to saving lives. A schedule of lung cancer treatments by status is also included with this document. To view the document click here – 2018 Lung Foundation NZ – Position Statement & Schedule of Lung Cancer […]

TV One Sunday Q&A with Health Minister, David Clark

TVNZ’s Corin Dann interviews David Clark, Minister of Health on Sundays Q&A programme. https://www.tvnz.co.nz/shows/q-and-a/clips/q-a-david-clark-health-part-2 Lung Foundation NZ took the opportunity to put forward some questions on behalf of 2037 patients and their families who are currently dealing with a lung cancer diagnosis. 2018 April – Lung Foundation NZ – Q&A TV ONE – Minister of […]

Lung Foundation urges the Cancer Treatments Subcommittee to recommend Pharmac to reimburse Osimertinib (Tagrisso)

Osimertinib (Tagrisso) is currently being reviewed by the Cancer Treatments Subcommittee of PHARMAC (CaTSoP) to consider whether to fund Osimertinib to treat patients with EGFR T790 mutation positive non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Lung Foundation New Zealand has written to CaTSoP on behalf of patients & families affected by lung cancer, urging this committee to […]

Bald Head Challenge in support of Lung Cancer

  Big thanks to Cathy Zheng for her commitment to do a “Bald Head Challenge” by shaving her hair off on the 10th March to raise funds and awareness in support of our lung cancer programme. Cathy’s mother was diagnosed with lung cancer a couple of years ago and continues to do well with the […]

Meeting with Chair of the Health Select Committee

A productive meeting with Chair of the Health Select Committee & MP for Manurewa, Louisa Wall, which enabled Lung Foundation New Zealand to present our cause and highlight a number of the inequalities that exist for lung cancer. Louisa is well informed and we are most grateful she has agreed to take forward some of […]