The Australian Government has announced it will invest $6.9 million to commence the early scoping of a potential national lung cancer screening program from 1 July 2021, to increase early diagnosis and improve survivorship and lung cancer outcomes.
Cancer Australia, in partnership with the Australian Government Department of Health, will lead this early scoping work in 2021-22.
Cancer Australia will lead the collaborative engagement of key stakeholders in the early design of a potential national lung cancer screening program.
The funding will also support the scoping and consideration of the Information Communications and Technology requirements of a potential national program and fund new cancer care nurses in 2021-22 for immediate support to people diagnosed with lung cancer.
For more information see https://www.canceraustralia.gov.au/about-us/lung-cancer-screening