The GI Cancer Institute
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Gastro-intestinal (GI) cancers include cancers of the oesophagus, stomach, liver, gall bladder, pancreas, small intestine, bowel and anus, and are the most common type of cancer, directly affecting over 24,000 people every year, and claiming 33 lives every day, in Australia.
The GI Cancer Institute is an Australian based cancer advocacy and support organisation, that works to reduce these numbers through the funding of gastro-intestinal (GI) related cancer research studies, creating awareness of GI cancers and educating people about their research findings as well as the importance of a healthy diet and lifestyle through their community Engage forums.
Their not-for-profit parent body the Australasian Gastro-Intestinal Trials Group (AGITG) has been conducting clinical trials and biological research for over 25 years, and their findings have been instrumental in identifying more effective ways to treat GI cancers in medical practice, both in Australia and worldwide, resulting in an improvement in both the life expectancy and quality of life of people diagnosed with GI cancers.
You can view a timeline of the AGITG’s excellence and innovation in GI cancer research since 1991 here.