Bowel Cancer Foundation Trust Blog

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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FDA Approves new drug combo for aggressive bowel cancer mutation

May 08, 2020

May 08, 2020

The FDA has just approved a new drug combination for bowel cancer patients with the BRAF V600E mutation, an aggressive form of bowel cancer.

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Concerns raised over continuity of care as bowel screening programme on hold during COVID crisis

May 03, 2020

May 03, 2020

There is a concern of continuity of care for bowel cancer and Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) patients as the National Bowel Screening programme is put on hold during the COVID-19 crisis.

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PHARMAC’s withdrawal of KEYTRUDA funding for lung cancer has knock on effect for bowel cancer patients

May 01, 2020

May 01, 2020

PHARMAC’s decision to postpone the funding of KEYTRUDA for lung cancer patients has a knock on effect for a number of other cancer types such as bowel cancer.

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Supporting bowel cancer rehab via Telehealth during COVID-19

Apr 30, 2020

Apr 30, 2020

Bowel Cancer Foundation Trust NZ has allocated funding for Telehealth services for bowel cancer patients bringing cancer rehabilitation directly into your home during the COVID-19 restrictions.

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Keytruda beats chemo for first-line treatment against bowel cancer

Apr 03, 2020

Apr 03, 2020

Unfunded immunotherapy drug, Keytruda, has beaten standard chemotherapy in a head to head test to delay cancer progression showing its viability to be used as a first-line treatment for MSI-H bowel cancer patients around the world.

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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

196

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