April 3, 2020

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Unfunded immunotherapy drug, Keytruda, has beaten standard chemotherapy in a head to head test showing its viability to be used as a first line treatment for bowel cancer patients around the world.

Merck Sharp & Dohme Global (MSDG) in the US, released da...

April 1, 2020

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With New Zealand in lockdown, two sisters have found a unique way to to keep themselves occupied and pay tribute to their Nana at the same time. 

14 year old Aleisha and 11 year old Jessica Batt wanted to honour their Nana who passed away from bowel...

March 25, 2020

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New Zealand is preparing to go into lockdown tonight at 11.59pm after Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, announced she was raising the alert level and imposing a one month country wide shut down.

Everyone, except those providing essential services must sta...

March 21, 2020

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Lynch Syndrome Awareness Day March 22nd

The general population of New Zealand has around 6% chance of contracting bowel cancer in their life time but Lynch Syndrome sufferers have a rare hereditary condition that increases their lifetime risk of bowel...

March 13, 2020

Click here to read the most updated report for cancer patients as NZ moves in to Alert 4 status...(25/03/2020)

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The World Health Organisation classed COVID-19 (Coronavirus) as a pandemic yesterday, highlighting the importance of planning and preparation i...

February 24, 2020

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"My life feels pretty surreal right now, to be honest I don't actually know how i'm feeling because i've been told all this stuff is wrong with me but I don't feel sick."

Our brave Ambassador for Bowel Cancer Foundation Trust, 26 year old Tegan Hollier (...

February 22, 2020

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Our CEO, Georgina Mason, was invited to attend the new Cancer Control Agency Hui to offer direction and help them shape engagement between cancer patients and their advocates yesterday.

The agency is in it's infancy having been set up a few short months...

February 21, 2020

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Family friend, Bruce recounts the story of love faith and friendship as he joins a group of people fighting to help raise funds for 44 year old Caleb Taiala to help him beat bowel cancer.
 
For those who know the Taiala’s you will think o...

January 22, 2020

Merck Sharp and Dohme NZ (MSD NZ) have removed their two year limit on it's Keytruda cost share programme for New Zealand bowel cancer patients.

MSD in New Zealand revised the programme to allow patients to continue to receive Keytruda after two years of treatment; at n...

January 9, 2020

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There have been a number of articles pop up on my radar lately, around aspirin helping to prevent bowel cancer. But can taking an anti inflammatory medication regularly be good for you?

Aspirin is a commonly prescribed fever medicine that is an anti infl...

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