Dr. Michael Levitt

Chairman & Colorectal Surgeon

The Tonkinson Foundation for Colorectal Cancer Research was founded in 2009. Its goal is to improve the lives and treatment of people with colorectal cancer by supporting medical research into this increasingly common disease.

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Ashlin

Patient

Bowel cancer is most common in those over 60 years of age. But youth is no defence against the disease, as Ashlin discovered at the age of just 25.

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Nik

Researcher

Australia has an excellent reputation for medical research and is home to some of the best scientific researchers and medical pioneers in the world. The discoveries of our researchers – both as individuals and as part of organisations – have meant less disease, better patient care, and an improved quality of life and longevity for many people.

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Cameron

Colorectal Surgeon & Researcher

In Australia, colorectal cancer is the most common major organ malignancy. Since it affects men and women almost equally, it is actually more common than lung cancer (which affects mainly men), breast cancer (almost exclusively women) and prostate cancer (exclusively men).

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