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.


We are a registered New Zealand charity set up to improve survival rates and outcomes for those diagnosed with a gastro-intestinal cancer. This group of cancers is not often spoken about but is collectively New Zealand’s most common form of cancer.

5,000 people are diagnosed each year with one of the GI cancers. Over half will die within 5 years.

We are here to support clinical research in New Zealand and raise the public profile of this under-represented cancer.

Meet the Experts in Christchurch

Free evening with leading specialists in GI cancer

March 15th, 6.30pm to 9.30pm

To book tickets email info@gicinz.org.nz or ph 0800 112 775

More information below



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Ask the Experts

Meet the

Know anyone affected by a Gastro-Intestinal Cancer?  Learn about gastrointestinal cancers, their surgery and treatment, and diet. Each expert will give a presentation, with ample time for questions and one-to-one discussions.  Come ...

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GICI welcomes Dr Iain

Dr Iain Ward is a radiation oncologist at the Canterbury Regional Cancer and Haematology Service, specialising in the treatment of gastrointestinal cancer, head and neck cancer and soft tissue sarcoma....


Fellowship Grant

GICI NZ: Call for Applications – Part time 0.3-0.5 FTE GI Cancer Clinical Research Fellowship The GI Cancer Institute NZ is calling for applications for: Part time GI ...


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