GI cancer awareness

Category Medical/Health
Subject GI cancer awareness – the GI Cancer Institute saves lives by funding gastro-intestinal cancer research.
Speaker Russel Conley
Email russell@gicancer.org.au
Telephone (02) 9562 5072
Position GI Cancer Institute
Website gicancer.org.au
Excluded areas Beaches, Northwestern, Peninsular, Riverside, The Hills, Hawkesbury, Blue Mountains, Nepean
Rotarian No
Club former RYLArian and Charter president of Central Coast Rotaract.
Comments Gastro-intestinal (GI) cancer is the most common form of cancer, affecting 23,000 Australians each year and claiming a devastating 29 lives each day. GI cancer are cancers of the bowel, stomach, pancreas, oesophagus, liver and gallbladder. The GI Cancer Institute saves lives by funding gastro-intestinal cancer research. Our clinical trials research finds better ways to treat GI cancer, extends lives and improves quality of life. By conducting research in Australia, people with GI cancer can access new treatments 3-5 years earlier than if research was conducted overseas. Hosting us at your club is an excellent opportunity to open up discussion around this significant health issue. Survival rates for GI cancers are only around 50% partially due to late detection. We aim to increase survival by raising awareness of GI cancers,   promoting early detection and encouraging prevention through a healthy diet and lifestyle.

About Rotary District 9685

Rotary District 9685 is one of two districts in Sydney, Australia. It's boundaries stretch from the Mountains to the Sea north of Sydney Harbour, reaching across the Hawkesbury River and north to Toukley on the Central Coast. The Blue Mountains define its western boundary, beautiful beaches define its eastern border, and rural communities make up its western and northern borders.
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