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Latest Lung Cancer Research Review

Updated 6th December 2022

Welcome to Issue 23 of Lung Cancer Research Review.

This issue features research on the value of nivolumab re-treatment after response to prior immunotherapy, and the use of opioids in advanced lung cancer.

view the issue online.

Roche release | Blood test may help improve equity for late-stage lung cancer patients

Updated 11th October 2022

Lung cancer and improving the diagnostic process by sampling circulating tumour DNA in blood, is at the heart of research that has won the 2022 Roche Translational Cancer Research Fellowship (RTCRF).

Dr Annie Wong is leading a team of New Zealand’s top oncologists from the universities of Otago and Auckland, to develop a method to speed up that diagnosis.

Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists upcoming Conference

Updated 25th August 2022


5-7 August 2022, Millennium and Copthorne Hotels, Queenstown

RANZCR ASM 2022 RANZCR2022 | The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists | 72nd Annual Scientific Meeting

27-30 October 2022, Adelaide Convention and Exhibition Centre

ESMO Asia Congress 2022

Updated 22nd July 2022

This year, ESMO will launch an innovative, LIVE Plus, Congress format, which will offer participants the option to attend in person, in Singapore, or online, through a virtual platform, from 2 to 4 December 2022.

Pancare Foundation in Melbourne Victorian Cancer Agency (VCA) fellowships released

Updated 11th July 2022

Pancare Foundation in Melbourne, Australia have released information on the 2022 Victorian Cancer Agency (VCA) fellowships for early and middle career researchers, open to potentially interested parties in NZ.

This opportunity is for Early and Mid-Career Research Fellowships (Incorporating the Low-Survival Cancer Philanthropic Research Fellowship Scheme) in either a Biomedical or Non-biomedical research stream. Pancare and the VCA are welcoming applications from New Zealand citizens who could be based in Victoria for a majority of the funding period.

Cancer Society will again be offering the Māori Cancer Researcher Awards in 2022, in partnership with Hei Āhuru Mōwai.

Updated 8th July 2022

This year, we will be offering Research Masters and PhD Scholarships to Māori students. Details of the scholarships are below:

Māori Cancer Researcher Awards 2022

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be of Māori descent
  • Be resident in Aotearoa New Zealand
  • Have academic supervision which includes at least one Māori supervisor. Those unable to identify a Māori supervisor are encouraged to get in touch prior to applying.
  • Intend to enrol or already be enrolled in a Research Masters or PhD. Those who have not yet enrolled for their proposed course of study but are intending to do so may apply for this scholarship. In this case any award will be conditional on the applicant’s successful enrolment in either a Research Masters or PhD at a New Zealand Wānanga or University.

Postponement of the The 3rd & The 4th Joint Sapporo Conference for Palliative and Supportive Care in Cancer

Updated 21st June 2022

Dates: April 27(Thu) 28(Fri) 29(Sat), 2023
Venue: Sapporo Park Hotel, Hokkaido, Japan

Australasian Gastro-Intestinal Trials Group 24th Annual Scientific Meeting.

Updated 7th June 2022

14-17 November 2022
Pullman Melbourne Albert Park and online
Convenor: Professor Stephen Ackland

Apply to be a part of the AGITG Consumer Advisory Panel which is integral to the development and conduct of AGITG research that meets the needs of the patient community.

Updated 3rd May 2022

AGIGT - Colorectal cancer workshop

Updated 25th March 2022

AGIGT - Rectal cancer workshop

Updated 25th March 2022

Cancer Society - National Research Grant round 2022

Updated 25h March 2022

Te Aho o Te Kahu COVID-19 update

Updated 12th March 2022

Pūrongo Ārai Mate Pukupuku, the Cancer Prevention Report released from Te Aho o Te Kahu

Updated 12th March 2022

Quality Statements to Guide Melanoma Diagnosis and Treatment in New Zealand has been published with support from Melanoma Network of New Zealand and Te Aho o Te Kahu.

Updated 12th March 2022

Science needs more Women!

Updated 12th March 2022

Grants available for Head and Neck Cancer Foundation Aotearoa.

Updated 12th March 2022

News out from PHARMAC , they are delisting the Apotex brand of megestrol acetate on 1 May 2022.

Updated 12th March 2022

Do you live in Aotearoa New Zealand and have a pancreatic cancer diagnosis? Are you a health professional that works with patients with pancreatic cancer?

Updated 12th March 2022

Call for nominations and applications Royal Society Te Apārangi for medals, awards and research opportunities for the 2022 round is open!

Updated 12th March 2022

International Society of Oncology Pharmacy Practitioners (ISOPP)

Updated 18th November 2021

Cancer Symptom Trials (CST)

Updated 11th November 2021

Action Plan for improving diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer

Updated 4th October 2021

Pancreatic Cancer Potential Quality Performance Indicator Descriptions Report consultation has extended to 15 October

Updated 4th October 2021

The Prostate Cancer Quality Improvement Monitoring Report is now available on the Te Aho o Te Kahu website

Updated 4th October 2021

Australasian Gastro-Intestinal Trials Group 23rd Annual Scientific Meeting

Updated 7th September 2021

Breast Cancer Research Review - Issue 34

Updated 6th September 2021

Cancer Research Trust - Help us raise money to fund more research!

Updated 19th August 2021

Major new projects funded by Cancer Research Trust

Updated 19th August 2021

Initiative to support vaccination

Updated 6th September 2021

Precision Oncology Issue

Uploaded 26th July 2021

Lymphoma and Leukaemia Research Review

Uploaded 20th July 2021

ASCO Leadership Development Program Asia Pacific