Mission & Vision
LCNM was established in late 2018 by two medical specialists – Dr Anand Sachithanandan, a cardiothoracic surgeon and Dr Tho Lye Mun, a clinical oncologist – and officially launched on World Lung Cancer Day (1st August) 2019. A not-for-profit disease-centric NGO, LCNM is dedicated solely and exclusively to addressing all aspects and all stages of lung cancer here including preventative (tobacco control) strategies, screening of high risk individuals, diagnosis, staging and treatment with both a curative and palliative intent.
With a multi disciplinary network of highly trained medical specialists from the public, academic and private healthcare sectors, and allied healthcare professionals including dietitians, pharmacists, physiotherapists and psychologists, LCNM seeks to provide a holistic and comprehensive approach to improve outcomes through advocacy, education and awareness for both the public and doctors in primary care. This is reflected in the Society’s tagline “Conquering Lung Cancer Together”. The Society seeks to promote evidence-based scientific recommendations in an easy-to -understand manner, to help patients & their families, doctors and other caregivers better navigate their cancer journey. Additionally, LCNM aims to destigmatise the disease, debunk erroneous myths and misconceptions surrounding lung cancer and its treatments, and promote credible local research.