Lung Cancer

National lung cancer screening programme could save kiwi lives

The introduction of a lung cancer screening programme has the potential to improve health outcomes in New Zealand for NZ’s Biggest Cancer Killer. Data from the NELSON study which was presented at last year’s International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) World Conference on Lung Cancer (to which Lung Foundation NZ is affiliated) […]

New Zealanders are dying – so why the delay on KEYTRUDA?

Monday 19th November 2018 – Following a historic decision by Australia to fund untreated lung cancer patients, Lung Foundation New Zealand says it is extremely disappointed that Pharmac has made no decision on KEYTRUDA two years after making a funding application. 2018 19th November – Lung Foundation Media Release

TV ONE, Seven Sharp observes World Smokefree Day

Seven Sharps reporter Mike Thorpe takes a look at World Smokefree Day and this included an interview with Medical Director of Lung Foundation New Zealand, Assoc. Prof. of Oncology Chris Atkinson.

World Smokefree Day on the AM Show & RadioLIVE

World Smokefree Day with Duncan Garner, Amanda Gillies and Mark Richardson. Lung Foundation NZ, CEO Philip Hope says very little of the money the Government raises through its ever-growing tobacco tax is actually spent on helping people quit. “The Government generates $1.9 billion from tobacco taxes each year – 3 percent of that is directed […]

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 –