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Press Release

Lung Cancer Europe (LuCE) is proud to announce that together with 23 of its Member Organisations, they unite in a public lung cancer awareness campaign which launches today and will span the month of October. The goal of this campaign is to encourage people to understand the importance of biomarker testing in lung cancer. 

Did you know? Biomarker testing can benefit 20-30% of people with lung cancer by identifying alterations or mutations within a lung cancer tumour. 

If your tumour is positive for a treatable biomarker, this can provide more treatment options and can help create personalised treatment plans using targeted therapies, which may improve outcomes and increase survival rates. 

The goal of this campaign is to encourage people that are diagnosed with lung cancer to be aware of biomarker testing.

Remember, anyone with lungs can get lung cancer. Getting an accurate diagnosis of your disease, may lead to a better outcome. Don’t wait, Get tested!

Anne-Marie Baird, President of Lung Cancer Europe, says “Our goal is to educate everyone on the importance of biomarker testing in lung cancer and work to increase equity in access to biomarker testing across Europe so that anyone who might benefit from it would have access to it.” 

The Get Tested 2023 campaign builds on the Get Diagnosed in 2022 and Get Checked in 2021. The goal of this campaign is to increase public awareness of biomarker testing including those diagnosed with lung cancer. 

The getchecked.eu website is a high-value resource available to Europeans in 17 languages—Croatian, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, Swedish, and Ukrainian.  

Why get checked? 

Lung cancer has a death rate of more than 50%, because many people are diagnosed at a late stage, when there is a lower chance of survival. 1 

People often do not recognise symptoms or know the risk factors associated with the disease. exposed torisk factors. Anyone with lungs can get lung cancer.

What can you do? 

If you experience any of these symptoms or are exposed to any of these risk factors, Don’t wait, Get  checked! An early diagnosis can not only save your life, but also improve your quality of life. 

How can you get checked? 

Discuss your symptoms with your healthcare provider, who may refer you to a specialist. They may do tests to check for lung cancer. 

Who can help you get checked? 

If you have any questions or concerns about how to get checked, visit the Lung Cancer Europe, or contact one of our Member Organisations in your country for additional information and assistance. 

Where can you go to find out more? 

For further information on risk factors, symptom recognition, tests, stages, treatments and how to reduce your risk of developing lung cancer go to getchecked.eu.

Who are Lung Cancer Europe? 

Lung Cancer Europe (LuCE) is a members-based organization and the voice of Europeans impacted by lung cancer.  

We collaborate with members and other stakeholders to destigmatise the disease and ensure that those impacted by lung cancer get the care they need to achieve the best possible outcomes.  

We empower members to ensure strong and effective lung cancer patient advocacy across Europe. 

Our vision is that all Europeans impacted by lung cancer2 will have equity in access to optimal care so that they have the best possible outcomes and quality of life. 

Who has endorsed this initiative?  

This initiative has been endorsed by the European Respiratory Society; the European Lung Foundation; and the European Patients forum.

How can you get involved? 

Check out getchecked.eu to find out how to volunteer, or how to share your personal story or the story of a loved one.