Pemetrexed to be funded from 1st November 2017

Today PHARMAC announced the approval of a proposal to fund pemetrexed for the treatment of mesothelioma and non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Says Philip Hope of Lung Foundation New Zealand; “We were pleased to be informed today that pemetrexed will be funded in the public health system from the 1st November 2017.” “Pemetrexed has improved […]

CANGO (Cancer NGO’s) election manifesto launch

CANGO (Cancer Non- Governmental Organisations) an alliance of prominent New Zealand cancer charities, including Lung Foundation NZ, launched it’s election manifesto last night in Wellington. CANGO is encouraging all political parties to address inequity and improve their commitment to; cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment, research and survivorship as key policy planks. After launching CANGO‚Äôs manifesto, Graeme […]

Cancer NGO’s election manifesto urges all political parties to address inequity

CANGO (Cancer Non-Governmental Organisations) an alliance of prominent New Zealand cancer charities, including Lung Foundation New Zealand, launched it’s election manifesto last night in Wellington. CANGO is encouraging all political parties to address inequity and increased commitment to; cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment, research and survivorship as key policy planks. MPs in attendance included; National’s Minister […]

Meet the Foodstuffs boss who never smoked but still got lung cancer

Foodstuffs boss Baden Ngan Kee has never smoked, exercised five days a week, ate a healthy diet – but still got lung cancer. On World Lung Cancer Day, Ngan Kee speaks about the stigma of lung cancer being linked to smoking as an advocate for the Lung Foundation, dedicated to promoting healthy lungs and early […]

John Ashton – Seven Sharp

John Ashton, lung cancer patient ambassador, talks about the need for new treatment options to be funded in the public health system. Click read more to view the article

Zaw Aung’s – Seven Sharp

Our thanks to Zaw Aung and his family for sharing his story to highlight the unacceptable inequalities that exist for lung cancer patients with his type of cancer. Click read more to view the article

Ban smoking in cars – study

We support a ban on smoking in cars. It’s all about whanau. Banning smoking in cars should be just one of a number of new measures taken by the next government to demonstrate its commitment to Smokefree Aotearoa 2025. View the article here