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The Gut Cancer Foundation is delighted to announce a new grant of $100,000 for a New Zealand study offering new hope of preventing pancreatic cancer in a high risk group of patients.

Every year, hundreds of New Zealanders are diagnosed with a form of pancreatic cyst known as intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms (IPMN). The likelihood that these cysts develop into pancreatic cancer varies, but for those at most risk, there is a 25% chance that their I...
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Gut Cancer Foundation Shines A Light on Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic cancer has one of the lowest survival rates of all major cancers. With symptoms often vague, mild, missed, or ignored, 80 to 95 percent of those diagnosed are in stage 3 or 4, too late for curative surgery. Over 700 New Zealanders are diagnosed with pancreatic can...
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Newshub's Amanda Gillies spoke to Nyree Smith

Gut Cancer Foundation ambassador Nyree Smith was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer more than five years ago. She had no symptoms, just a bossy new GP who insisted she be tested. She spoke to Amanda Gillies about her journey and the inception of the PanCan Gala and why sh...
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Gala Helps Shine A Light On Pancreatic Cancer

Friday 18 November saw the Auckland War Memorial Museum host the first ever PanCan Gala. Two years in the making, the gala was the idea of Nyree Smith while she was undergoing chemotherapy for pancreatic cancer. She wanted to create an event that would raise funds for r...
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Join us and our guest speakers, Dr Amanda Landers and Helen Brown, for this free online webinar where we will discuss diet and nutrition in relation to pancreatic cancer. We will explore how a pancreatic cancer diagnosis impacts on diet and nutrition, discuss what to conside...
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Pancreatic Cancer is one of the deadliest of the major cancers with a 5-year survival rate of less than 12%. To fight against these dire statistics, the Gut Cancer Foundation of New Zealand is a part of the World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition, which brings together 99 organisa...
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Colorectal cancer is the second most common form of cancer in New Zealand and  while research in recent years has lead to a rapid increase in our understanding of how this form of cancer develops, there is still a need for much better treatments for this disease. The de...
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For the latest in our webinar series, we were joined by Dr. Rachel Purcell to discuss the role of our microbiome in cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment

Dr Purcell discussed the impact of diet and nutrition on gut microbiome, and the role that microbiome found in a tumour microenvironment can play in improving cancer diagnosis and treatment:...
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Gut Cancer Foundation and Pancare Foundation unite for awareness and funding.

A unique partnership between leading cancer charities in New Zealand and Australia aims to lift survival rates and improve quality of life for patients suffering from cancers of the upper digestive system, known as upper gastrointestinal (GI) cancers.The Gut Cancer Foundatio...
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Thank You Lindsay Foundation

September 15, 2022

We are extremely grateful to the Lindsay Foundation for their extremely generous donation of $50,000 in support of our patient and whānau resource project.

The Gut Cancer Foundation is committed to developing a comprehensive set of resources and information to guide and support New Zealanders impacted by cancers of the digestive system. This project requires the development of a new website and collaboration with other cancer s...
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