As of 22nd of June 2023 TOGA are pleased to announce that we have enrolled 1,000 patients to The ASPiRATION study and completed our recruitment target. While recruitment to the study is now closed, the ASPiRATION substudies will remain open to eligible patients screened through MoST or CaSP.
The ASPiRATION study team would like to sincerely thank the trial participants, study sites and clinicians for their hard work and contributions that allowed us to reach this significant milestone.
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Lung Cancer Screening Program
On 2 May 2023, the Minister for Health and Aged Care announced $263.8 million over four years for a National Lung Cancer Screening Program (LCSP). TOGA welcomed the news as this program will facilitate detection of lung cancer at an earlier stage, significantly improving chances of survival.
The proposed LCSP will offer screening to high-risk candidates: Australians over 50 years who currently smoke or who have previously smoked and meet internationally validated risk assessment criteria. Participants will be eligible for screening until they are 70 years old.
Read more about the program here.
Annual Scientific Meeting 2023
This hybrid event brought together more than 290 of the most innovative and influential minds in healthcare and clinical research from across the lung cancer community.
The meeting showcased that it truly takes a village to treat lung cancer!
We sincerely thank all presenters, delegates, the local organising committee, and our generous sponsors for their tremendous support of this event. We look forward to seeing you all at next year’s Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM).
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Running for #TeamTOGA
#TeamTOGA is a group of individuals who walk or run to raise money for lung cancer and mesothelioma research by participating in marathons or walking events and collecting donations and sponsors through their own personal fundraising page.
Thank you to all the members and supporters who raised funds and awareness for lung cancer research last year. The funds raised at these events will make a difference to the life of someone who has lung cancer.
Read more to find out how to Join #TeamTOGA.
2023 Lung Cancer Preceptorship
The TOGA Lung Cancer Preceptorship is the principal TOGA educational event. The two-day workshop is an intensive and active learning program for medical trainees, fellows and nurses interested in developing their clinical knowledge and expertise in lung cancer management. This year’s event will be held on 17-18 November 2023 at Pullman Sydney Hyde Park.
Described as a ‘must do’ for any oncology trainee, this event enables ‘Preceptees’ to start developing relationships and receive career advice from ‘Preceptors’ beyond their own institution.
The Expression of Interest (EOI) has now closed.
Thoracic Cancer Research W/S
The TOGA Introduction to Thoracic Cancer Research Workshop aims to equip early career researchers with the skills, knowledge and opportunities to conduct their own research projects and build a track record that will enable them to become the next generation of thoracic cancer researchers.
Aimed at early career respiratory physicians, those specialising in thoracic surgery and scientific and public health researchers wanting to establish clinical partnerships.
The event will be held on 25 November 2023 at RACV City Club Melbourne. EOIs are open, register your interest.
Fundraising for TOGA
Fundraising is one of the ways that you can help make a significant difference in the lives of lung cancer patients. Our work depends on ongoing contributions from our amazing fundraisers, sponsors and supporters in the community.
Whether you are taking part in a personal challenge, requesting donations in lieu of gifts for a special occasion or setting up an online fundraising page, you are making a difference.
To make fundraising for TOGA even easier, we’ve partnered with Grassrootz to give you the ability to create your own online fundraising page.
Read more to find out how to get started.
Gifts in Wills to TOGA
Leaving a legacy to TOGA is no small action. It’s one of the most powerful ways you can create meaningful change, long into the future.
When you leave a gift in your Will – no matter the size – you will be helping to discover better ways to diagnose, treat and support people with lung and thoracic cancers, for generations to come.
A world free from lung and thoracic cancers, imagine that. Make it real with a gift in your Will to TOGA. Make a start today!
Click here to find out how you can leave a gift to TOGA in your Will.