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Register now for the ANZ-LCNF Nurses and Allied Health Lung Cancer Workshop – Wednesday 17th August 2016

Dear ANZ-LCNF members, The Australia New Zealand Lung Cancer Nurses Forum invites you to attend our  1 day nurses and allied health lung cancer workshop on Wednesday 17th August 2016 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.  This workshop will provide you with practical information that can be implemented into clinical practice from a diverse […]

June 9, 2016 at 5:30 pm by Administrator

ALTG Newsletter available

The latest newsletter is now available online for the Lung Foundation’s Australasian Lung Cancer Trials Group (ALTG). To view, click here.

November 2, 2015 at 1:17 pm by Administrator

Australian Lung Cancer Conference Abstract submission NOW OPEN

Authors are invited to submit  their abstracts to the Australian Lung Cancer Conference (ALCC) by 18 May 2016 for consideration by the scientific program committee. Abstracts may be submitted via email on any topic relevant to lung cancer or mesothelioma and their multi-disciplinary treatment. ALCC are offering travel grants to Young Investigators who have submitted an […]

November 2, 2015 at 1:10 pm by Administrator

Do you know about the Australian Mesothelioma Registry?

The Australian Mesothelioma Registry (AMR) has been established to collect information about people with mesothelioma. The AMR is set up as a stand alone database containing information about people diagnosed with mesothelioma, including information about asbestos exposure. If you care for patients with mesothelioma,  you are encouraged to refer them to this important registry. For your information, below […]

July 8, 2015 at 2:32 pm by Kerrie Callaghan

International Thoracic Oncology Nurses Forum (ITONF) workshop at World Conference on Lung Cancer

The International Thoracic Oncology Nurses Forum will present an informative and interactive workshop on Sunday 6th September 2015 from 800am – 1100am  as part of the 2015 World Conference on Lung Cancer in Denver, Colorado. For more information, please view the attached program.

July 8, 2015 at 2:19 pm by Kerrie Callaghan

ANZ-LCNF Steering committee vacancies – apply now

ACT, QLD, SA and Indigenous/Regional/Remote positions vacant – Apply now ANZ-LCNF Chair Mary Duffy would like to invite members to consider submitting an Expression of Interest to become a steering committee member to represent the following states after  recent committee resignations in  :- Australian Capital Territory Queensland South Australia Indigenous/Regional/ Remote position Attached is the […]

May 27, 2015 at 12:56 pm by Kerrie Callaghan

An Australian First – Abestsos Related Disease Nurses’ Education Program

Lung Foundation Australia and Comcare Australia will partner to provide an Australian first in the development of a Nursing Education Program to care for patients/carers that have an asbestos-related disease (ARD) and in particular, mesothelioma patients. Lung Foundation Nurse Educator, Judy Rafferty, will lead this project and has spent years caring for Mesothelioma patients and […]

August 13, 2014 at 12:27 am by Administrator

Call for Action – Keep Fresh Air Fresh campaign

Dear Victorian ANZLCNF members, Victoria is the only state in Australia that has not either already introduced or announced an intention to introduce smokefree outdoor dining and drinking areas. As a cancer specialist, we ask you to join our campaign and support a complete ban on smoking in outdoor dining and drinking areas. To do so, […]

August 13, 2014 at 12:26 am by Administrator

New Clinical practice guidelines for the treatment of lung cancer

New clinical practice guidelines for the treatment of lung cancer have been published in an electronic ‘wiki’ format to assist doctors and their patients to make informed treatment choices based on the most current research available. Lung cancer is the fifth most common cancer in Australia, with 9954 new cases (including small cell and non-small cell lung cancers) […]

August 13, 2014 at 12:23 am by Administrator

Lung Foundation Australia is seeking Expressions of Interest for a ‘FREE’ Nurses education program

Lung Foundation Australia is working in partnership with Comcare Australia in the development of a National Nurses Education Program to care for patients with and asbestos-related disease (ARD)/mesothelioma. We are looking for ten (10) Registered Nurses from each state, including rural/remote and indigenous. If you are looking to be a part of Australia’s FIRST Nursing Education pilot […]

August 13, 2014 at 12:23 am by Administrator

Investigating the symptoms of lung cancer – a Qstream course for GPs

Cancer Australia is delivering a new online lung cancer course for health professionals (GPs and nurses) via the Qstream online learning platform.  It will be of interest to health professionals who want to know more about lung cancer signs and symptoms and the key strategies for promoting early diagnosis and referral of patients who have […]

August 13, 2014 at 12:22 am by Administrator

Publication – The work left undone. Understanding the challenge of providing holistic lung cancer nursing care in the UK

In England best practice guidance in cancer recommends that all patients have access to a specialist nurse such as the tumour specific clinical nurse specialist. The role has become pivotal providing aspects of care e.g. meeting information needs, holistic nurse led follow up including symptom control, managing care and providing psychological and social interventions including […]

August 13, 2014 at 12:21 am by Administrator

Federal Budget 2014-15 Submission

Lung Foundation Australia is seeking funding for a two-year pilot program to provide Lung Cancer Nurses as part of the 2014-15 Federal Budget. While grateful for the steps taken by the Australian Government to support people with cancer in recent years, Lung Foundation Australia believes there is a vital need for lung cancer specific nurses […]

August 13, 2014 at 12:18 am by Administrator

Managing malignant pleural mesothelioma research study

We are conducting a research study aimed at learning more about how health professionals make decisions about treatment for patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM). An individual questionnaire has been designed for cancer nurse specialists who treat people with MPM. We are seeking your assistance. If you agree to take part in this study, you will complete the […]

August 13, 2014 at 12:15 am by Administrator