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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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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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