Public Health Transforming Lung Cancer Care

Presenter: A/Prof Emily Stone

For decades, lung cancer has been a disease diagnosed late and is associated with a poor prognosis, fear and stigma. Lung cancer care is undergoing a transformation, with earlier diagnosis, longer term survival and improved quality of life being a reality for many people. In this seminar, A/Prof Emily Stone will speak about this paradigm shift and how clinicians, researchers and public health professionals have worked together to mount a strong case for transformative care, including the introduction of a targeted
national lung cancer screening program and targeted therapies. Seminar participants will have an opportunity to engage in discussion about the key approaches used to transform lung cancer care and share ideas about what comes next.

A/Prof Stone is a Consultant Respiratory Physician at St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney and
conjoint Associate Professor at the University of New South Wales. Her chief clinical and
research interests are in the fields of lung cancer screening, multidisciplinary team care
and tobacco control. She is the NSW Principal Investigator for the International Lung Screen
Trial (ILST) investigating low dose CT screening for lung cancer in Australia and internationally.

Panel Discussion

Chaired by A/Prof Nicole Rankin, and including:

  • A/Prof Gavin Wright is an academic thoracic surgeon in the University of Melbourne
    Department of Surgery, with hospital practice at St Vincent’s Hospital, Royal Melbourne
    Hospital and Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. He is also the Research and Education Lead
    for Lung Cancer at the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC).
  • Dr Renee Manser is a practicing respiratory physician with an interest in lung cancer
    currently work at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne and the Royal Melbourne
    Hospital. She is an honorary Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Royal
    Melbourne Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, University of

For further information please view Event Flyer.

When: Friday 16 June 2023, 10.30am to 12.00noon

Where: Seminar Room 515, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton or

RSVP is not required.  For any enquiries please email