Bowel Cancer Foundation Trust Blog

Bowel cancer & disabilities. How does bowel cancer screening affect you?

Aug 04, 2020

Aug 04, 2020

With one in four New Zealanders diagnosed with some form of disability, cancer screening for people with both physical and intellectual disabilities, can be a lot more challenging than for able-bodied people.

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Charity hospital one step closer

Jul 31, 2020

Jul 31, 2020

The Southland charity hospital is one step closer to reaching it's goal with the handover of the keys to the new site today.

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Inaugural Cancer rehabilitation week coming soon

Jul 30, 2020

Jul 30, 2020

The first ever world wide Cancer Rehabilitation Awareness Week will take place on 7-13th September with our rehab partners Pinc and Steel.

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Buy a brick campaign launched

Jul 17, 2020

Jul 17, 2020

The late Blair Vining reckoned if everybody in the south bought a brick, together we could build a hospital.

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FDA Approves KEYTRUDA for first line treatment

Jul 01, 2020

Jul 01, 2020

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

Jun 17, 2020

Jun 17, 2020

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 virus.

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

Jun 12, 2020

Jun 12, 2020

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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KETRUDA doubles survival rates over chemo for some patients

Jun 03, 2020

Jun 03, 2020

Keytruda doubles the survival rates over chemo for patients with MSI-H / dMMR mutations for bowel cancer.

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What is the cost of a life in NZ? Patient story – Sally Rangimare Wast

May 19, 2020

May 19, 2020

Keytruda has given 65 year old Sally Rangimare Wast her life back. Just four cycles of Keytruda has shrunk her stage 4 bowel cancer tumours enabling her to enjoy remission for the past 18 months drug and cancer free.

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Southland Charity Hospital plans revealed on Blairs 40th Birthday

May 13, 2020

May 13, 2020

Southland Charity Hospital revealed their concept plans as a tribute to what would have been Blair Vining's 40th birthday today..

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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

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