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Cancer Information

The vast majority of cancers are treatable, with high survival rates and positive prognosis.  A diagnosis with pancreatic, gastro-intestinal, or a rare cancer, however, has the added trauma of limited treatment options, poor survival rates and grim prognoses.


Common cancers such as melanoma, breast cancer, prostate cancer and bowel cancer, have seen major progress in treatment options for patients and improved survival over the past 40 years. Survival and treatment options for pancreatic, rare and less common cancers, which encompass the majority of gastro-intestinal cancers, have not seen comparative improvements due to a lack of funding and awareness.


Despite collectively representing a leading cause of cancer deaths in Australia, and more broadly the world, gastro-intestinal and rare cancers receive very little government funding in comparison to more common cancers. 


WARPNINE seeks to address the inequity in outcomes for these cancers by securing philanthropic funding to support translational research from laboratory to bedside, revolutionary patient focussed projects and clinical trials that have rapid patient benefit. 

Cancer Statistics: 
Incidence Versus Mortality 2021


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Gastro-intestional, pancreatic and rare cancers


Gastro-intestinal cancer is a term for the group of cancers that affect the digestive system. Gastro-intestinal cancers affect the oesophagus, stomach, liver, gallbladder and biliary tract, pancreas, large and small bowel, rectum and anus. Each of these organs play a vital role in digesting food and fluid, processing nutrients, absorbing energy, regulating blood sugar and filtering and excreting waste. 


Gastro-intestinal cancers are the most common cancers in Australia, directly affecting more than 28,600 Australians each year and claiming a devastating 39 lives each day. 


Survival rates for those diagnosed with gastro-intestinal cancers are significantly lower than more well-known cancers with a collective five-year survival rate of only 51%.

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