January 21, 2022
New approach for lung cancer treatment
Lung cancer is the most lethal cancer in New Zealand killing 1700 people every year, with Māori four times more likely to die from lung cancer than non-Māori.
That’s why it’s going to be the first target of key government health agencies which are going to work together to find out what’s going on and work out how to get equity into cancer care.
Health Research Council Chief Executive Professor Sunny Collings says nothing has worked to overcome the disparity over the past 20 years which is why the Health Research Council is going to work with the Cancer Control Agency and the Ministry of Health on a $6.2 million programme to do something about the disparities which exist with other cancers as well by 2030.