Seeking the cure for neuroendocrine (NET)
Our mission is clear.
Unicorn Foundation New Zealand is dedicated to revolutionising the way that Neuroendocrine Tumours (NET’s) are diagnosed and managed in New Zealand.
Unicorn Foundation NZ is a registered charity aiming to provide support and information to patients, families and medical professionals involved in the treatment for Neuroendocrine Tumours/Cancer (NET Cancer). We are currently working towards bringing specialised treatment called PRRT to NZ. Currently our NET cancer patients have to self-fund and travel to Australia to receive it, (no government support) which personally costs each patient around $60,000. This is a huge amount of money and stress for someone facing cancer treatment.
NET Cancer Fast Facts:
One kiwi is diagnosed every day
It can affect anyone, at any age
Over 2000 patients
Numbers are higher than brain, ovarian, or cervical cancers
Vital treatment is not funded or available, personally costing patients $50,000 each
Steve Jobs, found of Apple, and Aretha Franklin, both died from NET Cancer