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Relief As New Bowel Cancer Drugs Announced

Wednesday, 10 July 2024, 12:04 pm | Bowel Cancer New Zealand

Years of advocacy from Bowel Cancer New Zealand (NZ) and other groups calling for new bowel cancer drugs has led to a funding announcement from Pharmac for two new medicines, cetuximab (Erbitux) and pembrolizumab (Keytruda). More >>

Take Action This Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

Thursday, 16 May 2024, 1:20 pm | Bowel Cancer New Zealand

Bowel cancer is the second highest cause of cancer death in New Zealand, with over 1,200 people dying each year, as many as breast and prostate cancer combined. June is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month, so Kiwis are urged to learn the symptoms and take ... More >>

No Debate – Bowel Screening Age To Be Lowered

Thursday, 28 September 2023, 4:11 pm | Bowel Cancer New Zealand

Years of advocacy for the screening age to be lowered by Bowel Cancer New Zealand has resulted in a commitment from both major political parties to bring bowel screening from 45 years old. The charity welcomes the news from last night’s leaders’ debate ... More >>

Barker Backs Bowel Cancer NZ’s ‘Move Your Butt’ Fundraiser

Monday, 29 May 2023, 10:47 am | Bowel Cancer New Zealand

New Zealand sailing legend and bowel cancer survivor Dean Barker is encouraging New Zealanders to join him and help kick bowel cancer in the butt this June by signing up to Bowel Cancer NZ’s annual Move Your Butt fundraising challenge. Held over ... More >>

Call For Government To Urgently Address “Unacceptable” Barriers To Bowel Cancer Diagnosis For Younger New Zealanders

Tuesday, 6 September 2022, 6:28 am | Bowel Cancer New Zealand

Bowel Cancer New Zealand is calling for a clear plan from Te Whatu Ora Health New Zealand to fix worrying delays facing younger patients in accessing much-needed diagnostic screening - delays made worse by the COVID-19 pandemic. In launching its Never Too ... More >>

Bowel Screening Age For Māori And Pasifika Lowered

Tuesday, 24 May 2022, 1:46 pm | Bowel Cancer New Zealand

Bowel Cancer New Zealand welcomes the news from the budget that the bowel screening age for Māori and Pasifika people will be lowered from 60 to 50 years old starting in 2023. The government initiative will be launched in selected regions this year ... More >>

Cancer Medicines Report Highlights How Far There Is Still To Go

Thursday, 28 April 2022, 3:26 pm | Bowel Cancer New Zealand

The report released today by Te Aho o Te Kahu (the Cancer Control Agency) Understanding the Gap: an analysis of the availability of cancer medicines in Aotearoa is a small step in the right direction, but there is still a long way to go. Bowel Cancer New ... More >>

Health System Failing Young Bowel Cancer Patients

Thursday, 29 July 2021, 11:50 am | Bowel Cancer New Zealand

Bowel Cancer New Zealand is launching their Never Too Young campaign for the fourth year, increasingly concerned by the number of young people misdiagnosed or on long waitlists to access diagnostic bowel screening.    Bowel cancer ... More >>

Help Beat The Devastating Impact Of Bowel Cancer At Moveyourbutt.org.nz

Tuesday, 1 June 2021, 3:12 pm | Bowel Cancer New Zealand

Today marks the first day of Bowel Cancer Awareness Month – and it’s also our annual Move your Butt fundraiser. This campaign encourages all New Zealanders to get off their butts and challenge themselves to move more.  Bowel Cancer ... More >>

Bowel Cancer New Zealand Wants Action To Right Inequities

Thursday, 4 February 2021, 8:48 am | Bowel Cancer New Zealand

Bowel Cancer New Zealand calls on the Ministry of Health to prove equitable health care is a priority for the government on World Cancer Day. The inaugural report released this week by Te Aho o Te Kahu, (the Cancer Control Agency) confirmed what is well ... More >>

Never Too Young Runs In Remembrance Of Young Lives Lost To Bowel Cancer

Friday, 31 July 2020, 10:54 am | Bowel Cancer New Zealand

The Never Too Young campaign is running this August, in memory of the four brave, young people who appeared in Bowel Cancer New Zealand’s 2018 campaign of the same name and have sadly passed away since then. They wanted to continue to raise awareness, ... More >>

Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

Monday, 18 May 2020, 2:34 pm | Bowel Cancer New Zealand

June 2020 is bowel cancer awareness month – and it’s also our annual Move your Butt fundraiser. This campaign encourages all New Zealanders to get off their butts and challenge themselves to move more. Despite the Covid-19 pandemic we’ve decided ... More >>

Overdue bowel screening finally hits halfway mark

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 11:29 am | Bowel Cancer New Zealand

Bowel Cancer New Zealand is pleased to see the bowel screening programme finally rolled out to half of New Zealand’s 20 District Health Boards. However, the charity is critical of how long it has taken, and how long it will continue to take for the ... More >>

Cancer agency welcomed but now the real work begins

Monday, 2 September 2019, 2:30 pm | Bowel Cancer New Zealand

Bowel Cancer New Zealand welcomes the Government’s announcement yesterday of a national control agency and a funding boost for Pharmac. More >>

Bowel cancer campaign highlights impact on families

Thursday, 1 August 2019, 8:33 pm | Bowel Cancer New Zealand

The dramatic impact of New Zealand’s second biggest cancer killer, bowel cancer, on families is the subject of a new, national awareness campaign launching today. More >>

Bowel cancer campaign highlights impact on families

Thursday, 1 August 2019, 3:57 pm | Bowel Cancer New Zealand

The dramatic impact of New Zealand’s second biggest cancer killer, bowel cancer, on families is the subject of a new, national awareness campaign launching today. More >>

Move your Butt and help beat bowel cancer this June

Wednesday, 1 May 2019, 5:04 pm | Bowel Cancer New Zealand

Bowel Cancer New Zealand has launched Move your Butt for bowel cancer awareness month this June. This new campaign encourages all New Zealanders to get off their butts and challenge themselves to move more, as exercising and eating well are proven ... More >>

Move your Butt and help beat bowel cancer this June

Wednesday, 1 May 2019, 2:25 pm | Bowel Cancer New Zealand

Bowel Cancer New Zealand has launched Move your Butt for bowel cancer awareness month this June. This new campaign encourages all New Zealanders to get off their butts and challenge themselves to move more, as exercising and eating well are proven to ... More >>

Urgent need for investigation into variations

Wednesday, 6 March 2019, 5:39 pm | Bowel Cancer New Zealand

Bowel Cancer New Zealand wants to see an urgent investigation into the "wide variation" in mortality rates following bowel cancer surgery across the country, as revealed in the 2019 Bowel Cancer Quality Improvement Report. More >>

It’s time to get beardly serious about bowel cancer

Tuesday, 20 November 2018, 1:07 pm | Bowel Cancer New Zealand

Every day, on average 8 New Zealanders are diagnosed and 3 will die from bowel cancer. During December alone 250 of us will be diagnosed with bowel cancer and 100 will die from this disease, now that is something to get serious about. More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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