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

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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...

October 22, 2019

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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

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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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