Welcome to The Gastro-Intestinal Cancer Institute

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

GICI seeks to improve outcomes of GI cancer

through funding clinical research and raising awareness.

Click on the LoveYerGuts Logo to join the campaign or make a donation and your contribution is helping save lives!

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 5,000 gastro-intestinal cancers are diagnosed each year in New Zealand – more than breast or prostate cancer.

Over half of those affected, die within five years.

We fund vital clinical research and raise awareness. 

Help us save lives by donating today!

Watch Sir Peter (aka the Mad Butcher) Gut Crunching for a Gut Cause! Click here.

Dr YK Ip’s story of survival and challenges can be viewed here


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