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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
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...
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Keytruda beats chemo for first line treatment against bowel cancer
Sisters shave their head for Nana
Covid-19: Alert level 4 what does this mean for cancer patients?
What is Lynch Syndrome?
Coronavirus: What does it mean for cancer patients?
26 year old Tegan Hollier: "I don't feel sick..." patient story
February 24, 2020
The new Cancer Control Agency: They're listening & everyone wants change.
February 22, 2020
"They have discharged him and sent him home to die - but there is still hope oversees": Pa...
February 21, 2020
MSD removes two year Keytruda cap for NZ patients
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
October 22, 2019
Generous bequest enables collaboration to help beat bowel cancer
NZ study participants wanted for Colitis & Crohn's drug trial
October 9, 2019
2nd Birthday of National Bowel Screening Programme
September 18, 2019
Rehab must be included in newly announced cancer agency
August 31, 2019
Walnuts could be the key to protecting colitis sufferers
August 13, 2019
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