General Interest

We value your views – survey

We would greatly value your views on patient involvement with the assessment and reimbursement of treatments in NZ. Click to begin the survey (please share to encourage others to provide feedback). http://bit.ly/capprePAG Please support the voice of patients, by taking part in this survey which aims to understand what cancer patient advocacy groups know about […]

2020 Election request for New Zealand Politician’s

Cancer is the leading cause of death in New Zealand and lung cancer is NZ’s biggest cancer killer, claiming more lives every year than, breast cancer, prostate cancer and melanoma. Government and health leaders, pledge to deliver world class cancer care, yet we are falling well short of this goal in New Zealand. As we […]

Lung Foundation’s Advocacy Priorities

OVER 1800 KIWIS DIE FROM LUNG CANCER EVERY YEAR. LUNG CANCER IS NEW ZEALAND’S DEADLIEST CANCER. Treatment of lung cancer needs to be a government priority. We need more common sense in funding; prevention, early detection and the provision of more effective treatments for lung cancer. Click to view our lung cancer advocacy flyer. lung-foundation_31148369 […]

Comparing Lung Cancer Treatment Options between, NZ and Australia versus European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Guidelines

Since the COVID-19 pandemic, New Zealanders have become more aware how our healthcare compares with other countries. Comparing, Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Treatment Options between New Zealand, Australia and Europe, highlights just how far behind NZ is and why lung cancer patients die prematurely. It is disgraceful, that NZ funds just a third of the […]

Tribute to Kate Hodges, Lung Cancer Patient Ambassador

Me te aroha tino nui atu (with deepest sympathy) We are deeply affected and grieving, because our dear friend, lung cancer patient ambassador, Kate Hodges (50), a devoted wife and mother, died on Wednesday, 1st April, the result of advanced lung cancer. Kate had moved to receive respite care at hospice, the same day as […]

Submission to the Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products (Vaping) Amendment Bill

LFNZ is strongly in favour of resourcing programmes that increase complete smoking cessation, rather than encouraging people who smoke to switch their nicotine addiction. The scientific evidence regarding the effectiveness of vaping (Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems or ENDS) as a smoking cessation aid is still being debated, this is partly due to the diversity of […]