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NZ Familial Gastrointestinal Cancer Service (NZFGCS)

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    The NZ Familial Gastrointestinal Cancer Service (NZFGCS)

    • offers assessment of bowel cancer risk for people with a family history of gastrointestinal cancer
    • facilitates the diagnosis of hereditary cancer by confirming the family history
    • offers surveillance recommendations
    • coordinates surveillance for high-risk families
    • offers specialist management advice
    • provides information for families on familial GI cancer.

    The Service comprises a multidisciplinary team that specialises in the assessment and management of familial gastrointestinal cancer. The team consists of family history assessors, gastroenterologists, colorectal surgeons, oncologists and geneticists. We work closely with genetic services in New Zealand.

    We are a national service funded by the Ministry of Health with offices in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch:

    Auckland (NATIONAL OFFICE)
    Auckland City Hospital
    Private Bag 92024
    Auckland 1142
    Freephone: 0800 554 555

    Christchurch Public Hospital
    Private Bag 4710
    Christchurch 8140
    Freephone: 0800 023 445

    Wellington Hospital
    Private Bag 7902
    Wellington South 6242
    Freephone: 0800 262 780

    For more information about our service please click here.


    • Associate Professor  Susan Parry

      Associate Professor Susan Parry

    • Mr Christopher Wakeman

      Mr Christopher Wakeman

      Colorectal Surgeon
    • Dr Teresa Chalmers-Watson

    • Dr Rachael Bergman

      Dr Rachael Bergman

    • Dr Ben Griffiths

      Dr Ben Griffiths

    • Dr Nathan Atkinson

      Dr Nathan Atkinson

    • Dr Jamish Gandhi


    Assessment of the Family's Level of Risk for Developing Gastrointestinal Cancers

    Co-ordination of Bowel Screening for High Risk Families

    Facilitation of Genetic Testing where Appropriate

    Specialist Management Advice to Assist in Patient Care

    Lynch Syndrome

    Please click here to read more

    Serrated Polyposis Syndrome (SPS)

    Please click here to read more


    NZFGCS is a national service and there is no charge for NZ residents.