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.
Registrations open for ASM23
Registrations open for #TOGAASM23!
We are pleased to announce that registrations are now open for TOGA’s Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) from 19-21 July 2023 at Grand Hyatt Melbourne. On behalf of the TOGA ASM Local Organising Committee (LOC), we warmly invite you to register your attendance.
We would love to see as many of our Members attend TOGA 2023 ASM as possible. We hope that you will be able to join us to share knowledge and have vibrant conversations with the TOGA Community.
Click here to register your attendance.
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.
Save the date and keep an eye out for more information here.
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.
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.
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.