Bowel Cancer Foundation Trust Blog

Kiwi Medical Detection Dogs to be trialled in Bowel Cancer study

Dec 03, 2019

Dec 03, 2019

Bowel Cancer Foundation Trust CEO Georgina Mason says a New Zealand cancer screening trial, using specifically trained dogs to identify bowel cancer in urine, could help to save lives through early detection.

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NZ free bowel screening roll-out at halfway point

Nov 12, 2019

Nov 12, 2019

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

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Eating more fruit helps reduce pouchitis

Nov 01, 2019

Nov 01, 2019

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

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Generous bequest enables collaboration to help beat bowel cancer

Oct 22, 2019

Oct 22, 2019

Auckland Health Foundation announced today they are collaborating with Bowel Cancer Foundation Trust on two significant pieces of bowel cancer research.

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NZ study participants wanted for Colitis & Crohn's drug trial

Oct 10, 2019

Oct 10, 2019

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.

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2nd Birthday of National Bowel Screening Programme

Sep 18, 2019

Sep 18, 2019

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).

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Rehab must be included in newly announced cancer agency

Sep 01, 2019

Sep 01, 2019

If the government is serious about modernising our cancer care and increase our 5-year cancer survival rates then cancer rehabilitation must be included in the new agency.

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Walnuts could be the key to protecting colitis sufferers

Aug 13, 2019

Aug 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.

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No cancer agency yet for New Zealand

Aug 05, 2019

Aug 05, 2019

The government has promised $25million for 12 new radiation machines nationwide over 3 years but have yet to agree to set up a National Cancer Agency.

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Keytruda provisionally approved for expanded use by an Australian regulator

Jul 18, 2019

Jul 18, 2019

The unfunded immunotherapy drug Keytruda, is the first drug to add additional indications for bowel cancer patients registered on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods via the Australian Therapeutics Goods Administration.

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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