Welcome to our community stories. Here you will find stories about people from our community - people who have been diagnosed with Gastro-Intestinal cancer and their families, as well as stories about our gutsy fundraisers who have committed their time and energy to raise much needed funds for GI cancer. For more information about any of our community stories please contact us on 1 300 666 769 or email


How much do you know about Colorectal Cancer?

Colorectal cancer, also known as bowel cancer, occurs when malignant cancer cells grow in the wall of the large bowel. The cancer starts in the colon or the rectum, and can also be called ‘colon cancer’ or ‘rectal cancer’, depending on where it starts. Because these cancers often share many... Read More

Bruce’s Story

Ask Bruce Cheek what’s the greatest regret of his life and his answer comes without hesitation: not getting... Read More

2021 Grants

The GI Cancer Institute/ AGITG offers a number of awards and grants every year for research concepts that... Read More

Purpling our World, One Hashtag at a Time  

  Tragedy struck Daniel Goulburn’s family in August 2014, when he lost his wife Rochelle to pancreatic cancer, 16 months after she was diagnosed. Throughout Rochelle’s treatment, Daniel and their daughters Sara and... Read More