The First Lung Cancer Quality Improvement Report by Te Aho o Te Kahu, Cancer Control Agency

It is acknowledged The Lung Cancer Quality Report aims to provide information to help District Health Boards deliver consistent, high-quality cancer care. We too understand the purpose of the report is to analyse data from District Health Boards (DHBs) against eight quality performance indicators (QPIs) to identify disparities in care and variation in outcomes. Whilst […]

Lung Cancer Research Review

Lung Foundation New Zealand (LFNZ) really values collaborating with Research Review and we too are pleased to promote the latest issue of Lung Cancer Research Review (per link below). LFNZ acknowledge’s the leadership of Dr Paul Dawkins and Dr Aileen Ludlow, together with the team at Research Review, for their expertise and time to prepare […]

World Cancer Day 4th February 2021

World Cancer Day, is the global uniting initiative led by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC). The 2021 World Cancer Day theme, ‘I Am and I Will’, is all about each person and their personal commitment to reduce the impact of cancer. Lung Foundation New Zealand is proud to be a member of UICC. Click […]

Lung cancer biomarkers inform treatment options

Our view is that patients in NZ should be tested for the following biomarkers at the time of diagnosis (and informed of the results irrespective of the reimbursement status of treatment options); ALK, EGFR, KRAS, RET, MET, ROS1, BRAF, HER2, NTRK1 And PD-L1. We too consider these diagnostic procedures should be part of all DHB’s […]

Collaboration with Research Review to shine a light on Lung Cancer

We are thrilled to acknowledge our partnership with Research Review, which is enabling a greater focus on the; detection, treatment and care of lung cancer in New Zealand. Enclosed is the latest issue of Lung Cancer Research Review, which is published with independent commentary by Dr Paul Dawkins, a very knowledgeable and accomplished specialist who is […]

Lung Foundation NZ highlights the plight of lung cancer at ISPOR 2020

Our cause was pleased to have the opportunity to amplify the voice of lung cancer patients in Aotearoa to an international audience by presenting at the 2020 ISPOR Conference. ISPOR is the leading professional society for health economics and outcomes research globally. Due to COVID-19, this forum was hosted virtually by the organising committee in Seoul, […]

The cancer disgrace no one talks about

LFNZ is so very grateful to seasoned reporter, Nikki Macdonald, for preparing and publishing such a comprehensive feature, to highlight the extreme inequity that is lung cancer. We too greatly admire and appreciate the very brave patients and family, who have shared their story (journey) to shine a light on the injustice that exists for […]

#BreatheAir into more funded lung cancer treatments. 

Check out http://www.breatheair.co.nz to see how you can support lung cancer patients, by raising awareness of the inequities that exist in NZ; by advocating (writing) to your local MP (and/or the Health Minister), donating to Lung Foundation New Zealand (NZ’s patient advocacy group dedicated to informing and supporting patients and increasing survival for lung cancer). https://givealittle.co.nz/donate/org/lungfoundationnz #lungcancerawarenessmonth […]

NOVEMBER is Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Please support our cause, by sharing this post to raise awareness of lung cancer. Help raise awareness about The Symptoms of Lung Cancer by sharing our BREATHE poster – https://lungfoundation.org.nz/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/LFNZ-BREATHE-Symptoms-Poster.pdf If you know someone that has been diagnosed with lung cancer, share our patient introductory letter – https://lungfoundation.org.nz/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/C005895-Patient-information-A4-1.pdf 1800 people die of lung cancer every year in NZ. […]

Funded treatments limited for lung cancer patients

We acknowledge patient, John Garvey and his wife Emma for sharing their story, following John’s recent lung cancer diagnosis. Access to treatments like Keytruda is access to life. Inequity and financial toxicity are added burdens for hundreds of patients in NZ diagnosed with lung cancer, or premature death. Is that fair? #lungcancermatters #breatheair #equity https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2020/10/funded-treatments-limited-for-lung-cancer-patients.html?fbclid=IwAR1Dx4xchO1yQku6gD_IPAMi9SgRuG1rXfOyS4TFT7qB3cHyvJblZCyawKY