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Bowel Cancer is one of the most diagnosed cancers in New Zealand
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Bowel Cancer Foundation Trust

Bowel cancer is one of the most diagnosed cancers here in New Zealand with over 3,000 people diagnosed each year.

90% of bowel cancers can be prevented if we catch it early enough. This is what hones our focus.

Bowel Cancer Foundation Trust provides screening, rehabilitation and helps with treatment for those who do not qualify in the public system to detect bowel cancer early and help save lives.

​We also fund vital research and partner with a number of leading clinicians, institutions and academics across New Zealand helping to provide better patient outcomes and equity of care across the country.

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Bowel Cancer - a summary...

3,200 people are diagnosed with bowel cancer each year.
90% of bowel cancers can be prevented if we catch it early enough by screening at an earlier age.
Bowel cancer kills as many people as breast and prostate cancer combined in NZ.

How we help

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SCREENING

We help give peace of mind and provide private screening information to those who do not qualify for public screening to detect bowel cancer early and save lives.
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IMMUNOTHERAPY

​We help keep families together for longer by organising unfunded immunotherapy treatments that help reduce tumours with our Cost Share Programme.
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REHABILITATION

We organise rehabilitation for patients after gruelling treatment. Research proves the right rehab programme helps reduce secondary illnesses and cancer recurrence.
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RESEARCH

We fund significant projects targeted to provide better patient outcomes and equity of care across New Zealand partnering with leading clinicians and institutions.
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Latest Posts

The latest articles from Bowel Cancer Foundation Trust

FDA Approves KEYTRUDA for first line treatment

FDA Approves KEYTRUDA for first line treatment

Last month we reported that KEYTRUDA doubles survival rates for some patients over chemo, and it now seems the FDA in the US agrees....
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NZ company restoring faith in healthcare system post COVID-19

NZ company restoring faith in healthcare system post COVID-19

An Auckland sanitiser company is now being used in the fight against the COVID-19 spread with their products proven to be effective against the killer...
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Help run the UK Bowel Screening Programme - no experience required!

Help run the UK Bowel Screening Programme - no experience required!

Fancy co-ordinating the UK Bowel Screening Programme without any medical experience and without any understanding of cancer services in the UK?...
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I want to thank the Bowel Cancer Foundation Trust for the Rehab sessions to help me back on my feet. They've been such a great help and a real asset to have on my side.

Tegan Hollier

Charity Achievements

Key milestones reached by Bowel Cancer Foundation Trust

$1.1million

Dollars distributed in the last 12 months to fund research and provide equity of care and better patient outcomes

195

Bowel cancer survivors rehabilitated after gruelling treatment helping to reduce cancer re-occurrence

109+

Bowel screening kits provided to Kiwi’s who do not qualify for free public screening to detect bowel cancer early

7+

Years we've been making a difference for bowel cancer patients in New Zealand