Welcome to The Gut Cancer Foundation

of New Zealand

Gastro-intestinal (GI) Cancer
is a group of cancers that affect the digestive system

i.e. the oesophagus, stomach, liver, gall bladder & bile ducts, pancreas and bowel.

GI cancer is the most common form of cancer

in New Zealand

GCF seeks to improve outcomes of GI cancer

through funding clinical research and raising awareness.



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14 kiwis are diagnosed with a Gastro-Intestinal (GI) Cancer every day. That’s over 5,000 kiwis every year, making GI Cancers the most common type of cancer in New Zealand. And sadly, over 50% of those diagnosed will die within 5 years of receiving their diagnosis.

A balanced lifestyle including a healthy diet and regular exercise can reduce your risk of cancer.  For more information on gut cancers click on the picture below to watch a short video.







Latest News

Gut Cancer Foundation appoint new

The New Zealand Gut Cancer Foundation (GCF) are pleased to announce the appointment of new Executive Officer, Liam Willis, to help fund clinical research for kiwis affected by gut cancers ...


Professor Peter Shepherd awarded

Ted and Mollie Carr & Estate of Ernest Davis grant has been awarded to Professor Peter Shepherd and Dr Khanh Tran, Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre and the Department ...



GCF has funded Dr Amanda Ashley and her team at Auckland Hospital,three patients to go onto this valuable trial to the value of $23,741. ACTICCA-1 is a randomised, controlled, two ...


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