Improving outcomes for Australians living with lung cancer – A Call To Action
Lung cancer kills more Australians every year than any other cancer – in 2016 it’s estimated that the equivalent of 25 people each day will die from the disease – yet only five cents of every research dollar is spent on lung cancer.
A new report released by Lung Foundation Australia at the recent 6th Australian Lung Cancer Conference in Melbourne is calling for action to make lung cancer a priority in Australia, to:
- Raise the profile and reduce the stigma of lung cancer.
- Prioritise early detection efforts where cure is most likely to be achieved, including identifying and implementing an effective national screening strategy.
- Improve access to best practice care for people with lung cancer whoever they are and wherever they live.
- Increase research funding targeted to lung cancer to improve health outcomes.
To read the full report visit www.lungfoundation.com.au/lung-cancer-call-to-action.