November 27, 2014

New global atlas to put lung cancer impact on the map

This November, the Global Lung Cancer Atlas was launched by the Global Lung Cancer Coalition – a new online interactive tool that brings together the latest published information about lung cancer’s impact on a global platform and includes every country where data exists.

Lung Foundation Australia is a proud member of the Global Lung Cancer Coalition, which is an association of 31 patient organisations from around the World, who supported the development of the Atlas.

The Atlas provides country-level data on key lung cancer indicators including:

  • Incidence
  • Mortality
  • Survival
  • Existence of a cancer plan
  • Existence of a cancer registry
  • Implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control

The data in the Atlas can be used to draw attention to lung cancer, difference between countries and to highlight areas of unmet patient need.  It also allows countries to compare their lung cancer data with that of others around the globe.

The Atlas is intended to inspire countries to consider what they can do to improve the quality and consistency of lung cancer diagnosis, treatment and care and prioritise research.