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January 22, 2020
Merck Sharp and Dohme NZ have removed their two year limit of free treatment under their Keytruda immunotherapy cost share programme for bowel cancer patients.
Keytruda cost share treatment was previously capped by the pharmaceutical company who makes it, for up to two...
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
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...
October 22, 2019
Get ready for this years inaugural Inflatable Fun Run at SkyCity Boxing Day Races at Auckland Racing Club on December 26th.
The free family fun run is designed to raise funds and awareness of bowel cancer to the thousands of patrons that attend one of El...
October 9, 2019
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A call has been sent out for patients with moderate to severe Ulcerative Colitis or Crohn's Disease to participate in a new drug trial being undertaken here in NZ.
A Safety Extension Study in participants with moderate to severe Ulcerative Colitis o...
September 18, 2019
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More than 375 people with bowel cancer have been detected and hundreds of potentially cancerous polyps removed from patients within the first two years of the launch of the National Bowel Screening Programme (NBSP).
Launched in 2017 after a successful pi...
August 31, 2019
Lou James, Founder & CEO of Pinc & Steel helping to rehabilitate NZ cancer patients
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The announcement today of a new Cancer Control Agency to begin in December is a great start to sorting out our cancer problem here in NZ, but If the government is se...
August 13, 2019
Eating walnuts could offer ulcerative colitis sufferers some protection, according to a new study by researchers at UConn Health and Texas A&M University.
Walnuts have been shown to provide a number of health benefits, including protection against inflam...
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MSD remove Keytruda cap for unlimited treatment
Can Aspirin help reduce bowel cancer?
Inflatable fun run success at Boxing Day races
Kiwi Medical Detection Dogs to be trialled in Bowel Cancer study
December 3, 2019
NZ free bowel screening roll-out at halfway point
Eating more fruit helps reduce pouchitis
Inflatable Fun Run
Generous bequest enables collaboration to help beat bowel cancer
NZ study participants wanted for Colitis & Crohn's drug trial
2nd Birthday of National Bowel Screening Programme
Rehab must be included in newly announced cancer agency
Walnuts could be the key to protecting colitis sufferers
No cancer agency yet for New Zealand
August 5, 2019
Keytruda provisionally ok'd for expanded use by Australian regulator
July 17, 2019
I'm putting you on notice that I do not expect you to ever give up...
July 11, 2019
Pharmacies team up with bowel cancer charity to help screen public
June 1, 2019
National MP's offer support for bowel cancer awareness month
May 31, 2019
How much poop is allowed in your food?
May 1, 2019
Avastin immunotherapy treatment - Patient Story
April 18, 2019
Kiwi actor Lloyd Scotts biggest role was overcoming bowel cancer.
April 5, 2019
Early screening saved NZ movie directors life
Race to raise $100k
March 14, 2019
Patients more likely to survive bowel cancer surgery in Auckland than rest of NZ
March 4, 2019
Rotorua & Taupo roll out free national screening programme
March 1, 2019
Fundraising platform help patients before the race has begun.
February 12, 2019
New pill helps Colitis patients achieve complete remission
January 9, 2019
Does Frankincense help fight bowel cancer?
December 26, 2018
What is it like to have your bowel removed?
November 6, 2018
DHB's reject self purchased screening kits
October 28, 2018
Dancing for bowel cancer - event
October 26, 2018
Falling Behind in the Behind
October 15, 2018
On a mission to improve the health of NZ Maritime workers
October 1, 2018