Bowel Cancer Foundation Trust Blog

Thank you for helping us to achieve our biggest year

Dec 21, 2020

Dec 21, 2020

We raised over $1.1 million enabling us to create two world class research programmes, give help to the disability community and help improve access to cancer treatments across New Zealand.

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Auckland DHB joins National Bowel Screening programme

Dec 07, 2020

Dec 07, 2020

Auckland District Health Board is the latest to join the National Bowel Screening Programme

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3D printers can now print cancer cells to help fast track treatment

Dec 01, 2020

Dec 01, 2020

New 3D printing technology is being used to print cancer cells to personalise and fast track treatment.

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Taxicharge joins charity to help improve patient access to cancer treatments

Nov 19, 2020

Nov 19, 2020

Bowel Cancer Foundation Trust has joined forces with Taxicharge to help struggling bowel cancer patients attend oncology appointments, improving access to cancer treatments around New Zealand.

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Whanganui DHB detects 11 cancers in its first successful year

Nov 13, 2020

Nov 13, 2020

Whanganui District Health Board has celebrated a successful first year of its bowel screening programme

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New drug shrinks 'undruggable' colorectal tumours

Nov 03, 2020

Nov 03, 2020

Researchers have reported that a new drug that targets a mutated form of the KRAS gene - the gene long considered "undruggable" - shrank tumours in most patients in a clinical trial with manageable side effects.

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South Canterbury set to join free National Bowel Screening programme

Oct 26, 2020

Oct 26, 2020

South Canterbury residents will be eligible for free bowel screening

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Our supporting submission to fund KEYTRUDA for bowel cancer patients now with PHARMAC

Oct 03, 2020

Oct 03, 2020

Bowel Cancer Foundation Trust have submitted a supporting request to PHARMAC to fund KEYTRUDA for bowel cancer patients

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Pack the Park and help the Southland Charity Hospital

Oct 02, 2020

Oct 02, 2020

To mark the one year anniversary of the cancer care advocate’s death from bowel cancer, the Southland Charity Hospital is bringing a star-studded line-up to Rugby Park in Invercargill for one epic game of footy.

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Coffee linked to higher survival rates for colorectal cancer patients

Oct 01, 2020

Oct 01, 2020

A few cups of coffee a day is now associated with longer survival and a lower risk of cancer progression in patients with colorectal cancer.

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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

196

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