A message for Pharmac from a brave mother of two

Lung cancer patient, Christine Roberts is a very courageous mother of two. Christine talked about her lung cancer journey in November 2019. Her message for Pharmac remains the same. #lungcancermatters #wellbeingmatters #equity https://drive.google.com/file/d/1QwSf4swQXLDNA4M9qVmUHhsuZNv0lsU-/view

Reminded PM about Lung Cancer Injustice

Philip Hope of Lung Foundation NZ, attended Jacinda Ardern’s visit to Treble Court in Gisborne to remind her about the injustice lung cancer patients suffer, the result of irresponsible government policy.   He was the only one attending that did not want a photo. What he did was give her his card and ask for […]

Lung Cancer features in the Leaders Debate

We would like to acknowledge and praise Patrick Gower for highlighting the inequity that exists in health (per lung cancer and cystic fibrosis – just two examples of many) and for pushing the issue to reform Pharmac at the leaders debate. The public are becoming more aware Pharmac is an instrument of government and therefore is […]

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 […]

Daughter shaves hair off to raise funds in tribute to her mum, following lung cancer diagnosis

We so appreciate the amazing support of Evie Peace, together with her family and friends, for their generous fundraising, in conjunction with a head shave, in tribute to Evie’s very brave mother, Heather Stewart. Heather has been diagnosed with small cell lung cancer and is currently undergoing chemotherapy. We recognise, mother and grandmother; Heather Stewart […]

Without Keytruda, 30 deaths a week from lung cancer

We acknowledge this Radio NZ follow-up report by Guyon Espiner. We also acknowledge Medical Oncologist, Dr Laird Cameron for his leadership by speaking about the inequity that exists in NZ with access to precision medicines, namely immunotherapy. https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/415797/without-keytruda-30-deaths-a-week-in-nz-from-cancer-lung-foundation?fbclid=IwAR0IrzmOPsZ7mE3g5B4Du-2lhQC4_5Ly5pY8mqSPjaFQmL5jOW56YVi_hbA