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Thursday, 22 November 2012

Engage - a Gastro-Intestinal (GI) cancer diagnosis need not be a lonely journey

Being diagnosed with cancer inevitably leads to many questions. That is why the GI Cancer Institute has launched Engage, a free online information network to help gastro-intestinal (GI) cancer patients, survivors, carers and family members persevere through this tough time. GI cancers are cancers that affect the digestive system. This includes cancers of the oesophagus, gallbladder, liver, pancreas, stomach and colorectal organs.

Engage is a place to learn about the latest GI clinical trials and to share experiences regarding treatments. A community of people whose lives have been impacted by GI cancer, members can receive online information from survivors and carers who understand the challenges of GI cancer.

Engage is a forum that provides trustworthy, practical, and accessible information for patients and their carers. This information includes:

*Real stories from GI cancer survivors and carers about their cancer journey;
*Information about clinical trials
*News about research conducted by the Australasian Gastro-Intestinal Trials Group (AGITG), and GI Cancer Institute fundraising events;
*Recommended resources such as books and links to helpful websites, and;
*Nutrition information such as great recipes.

As well as a wealth of online information, Engage members will be sent a quarterly Engage eNewsletter, which will provide regular updates and stories from health professionals, researchers, survivors and trials participants.

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