Thanks to our supporters, the Gut Cancer Foundation facilitates access to leading-edge clinical trials for New Zealanders, fund innovative research into the causes and treatments of gut cancers to ensure New Zealanders have access to the best care possible. We fund research and support the brightest minds to accelerate research and contribute to global advancements and collaborate with Australian and international research organisations to provide greater benefits to gut cancer patients in New Zealand.
The Gut Cancer Foundation has 4 main research priorities that guide our decisions when it comes to funding research:
- Improving access for New Zealanders to clinical trials
- Supporting clinicians to combine their clinical work with research projects
- The development of a dedicated clinical research workforce for upper and lower GI cancers, with a focus on increasing Māori participation
- Supporting research and trials that increase equitable outcomes and access for Māori, and other underserved populations in Aotearoa New Zealand
Participation in clinical trials is always voluntary and dependent on the patient meeting certain criteria. If you’re interested in joining a trial, your first contact is normally your doctor or specialist. For more general information on entering clinical trials please click here.