8 Jun 2018

Māori, Pasifika more likely to die from bowel cancer

From Morning Report, 7:28 am on 8 June 2018

A new study has found Pacific and Maori people are more likely to die from bowel cancer than any other ethnic group in the country. The PIPER project, published in the New Zealand Medical Journal, is the largest and most detailed study of bowel cancer undertaken in New Zealand. Medical Oncologist and Senior Lecturer at the University of Otago, Christopher Jackson, was the clinical lead of the study. He told Te Manu Korihi reporter Te Aniwa Hurihanganui Pasifika and Maori people with bowel cancer tend to seek medical help too late.