UKLCC - United Kingdom Lung Cancer Coalition
The UK Lung Cancer Coalition (UKLCC) is a coalition of the UK’s leading lung cancer experts, senior NHS professionals, charities and healthcare companies.
The UKLCC was set up in 2005 with the founding ambition to tackle poor lung cancer survival outcomes and, specifically to double five-year survival by 2015, which has now effectively been achieved (9 per cent in 2005 to 16 per cent in England).*
The UK Lung Cancer Coalition (UKLCC) is now calling for a further doubling of five-year lung cancer survival rates to 25% by 2025.
The UKLCC’s key objectives are to:-
Raise political awareness of lung cancer
Raise the general public’s awareness of lung cancer – and especially encourage earlier presentation and symptom recognition
Empower patients to take an active part in their care
Improve lung cancer services in the UK
People can contact the UKLCC by contacting the UKLCC Secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org
*Walters S, Benitez-Majano S, Muller P, et al., ‘Is England closing the international gap in cancer survival?’ Br J Cancer, 4 S 2016, doi: 10.1038/bjc.2015.265. Accessed September 2016 via: http://www.nature.com/ bjc/journal/vaop/ncurrent/pdf/ bjc2015265a.pdf