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...

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...

December 29, 2019

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Inflatable T-Rex's took centre stage at this years Boxing day races, running a 100m dash for a good cause.

The Boxing Day races at Ellerslie racecourse are usually known for amazing fashion. 

Bowel Cancer Foundation Trust decided to up the fashion stakes...

November 12, 2019

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The National roll-out of the free bowel screening programme has today reached the half way point with 10 out of 20 District Health Board's (DHB) now up and running.

Mid Central was the tenth DHB to join the programme and is expected to save up to 60 live...

October 31, 2019

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New research released today showed that eating more fruit changed the gut bacteria enough to reduce incidents of pouchitis in Ulcerative Colitis (UC) patients.

Researchers from the Oxford Academic Journal of Crohn’s and Colitis reported that UC patients w...

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