Please stand with us by signing this petition. Together we can call on the Government to declare lung cancer a health priority and to approve additional budget for Pharmac to fund lung cancer medications, including Keytruda, Alectinib, Osimertinib and Crizotinib, for all Kiwis with advanced lung cancer, irrespective of socio-economic status. https://www.parliament.nz/en/pb/petitions/document/PET_86322/petition-of-philip-hope-for-lung-foundation-new-zealand?fbclid=IwAR0Er6gNod70xvpB1kq3bBVa0LExrfq8GSWo7Gv3KvV-Jr9vwb8mL-NsrDs
Lung Foundation NZ has filed a submission with Pharmac, urging them to do better for lung cancer – NZ’s Biggest Cancer Killer. A staggering imbalance exists, because of underfunding by Pharmac. For example; the top 3 lung cancer drugs reimbursed in NZ, represents less than 3% of the top 5 cancer drugs funded, despite lung […]
Christine Roberts, 51, was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer in May 2017. This brave mother talks about her challenging cancer journey and her children. Christine has a message for Pharmac which is an instrument of government. http://https://drive.google.com/file/d/1QwSf4swQXLDNA4M9qVmUHhsuZNv0lsU-/view
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) […]
Dr Chris Atkinson, Lung Foundation NZ, Medical Director & Associate Professor of Oncology A new approach, informed by equity, a must to improve outcomes for lung cancer – NZ biggest cancer killer. Watch our video here
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
Listen to our interview with lung cancer patient Baden Ngan Kee.
5 Kiwis die from lung cancer every day. Even healthy people can develop lung cancer.
We really value your interest and support. Please connect with us, so we can keep you informed! Do share our page with your loved ones and help build our online community. Join us on Facebook and view more updates!
Medical Director, Chris Atkinson was interviewed about NZ’s biggest cancer killer – lung cancer. He called for better funding of new treatments that save lives and reduce health costs and more responsible use of tobacco taxes. Keytruda could ‘revolutionise’ lung cancer treatment but NZ won’t fund it, doc says