OGCancerNI was set up in 2018 after the committee and volunteers, who previously worked under the auspices of OPANI recognised the benefit in creating a separate Northern Ireland charity to maximise support locally.

The charity formed specifically to benefit patients and families affected by Oesophago-gastric cancer. We are currently waiting to be called forward to the Charity Commission NI to apply for charitable registration.

We have 4 main objectives:


  • 1.To support patients and carers affected by Oesophago-Gastric (Oesophageal and Stomach) Cancer
  • 2.To communicate the early signs and symptoms of Oesophago-Gastric cancer to promote early intervention.
  • 3.To work in partnership with healthcare providers in Northern Ireland to be a patients advocate and promote the best outcomes for sufferers.
  • 4.To act as the Voice of Patients and provide insight, support and care in a professional manner.

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Who We Are

Who We Are

OGCancerNI is a new charity, formed specifically to benefit patients and families affected by oesophago-gastric cancer in Northern Ireland.

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What We Do

What We Do

As a support-based charity, our primary aim is to provide support to our members. Read more about the services we offer our members.

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Get Involved

Get Involved

There are plenty of ways you can help us in the fight against Oesophago-Gastric Cancer.
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What is Oesophago-Gastric Cancer?

Oesophageal cancer is cancer of the gullet and gastric cancer is cancer of the stomach. Combined, they are medically known as oesophago-gastric (OG) cancer. The oesophagus (more commonly known as the gullet or food pipe) is the long tube that carries food from the throat to the stomach. In Northern Ireland in 2016, a total of 226 people were diagnosed with oesophageal (gullet) cancer. In the same year, 214 people were newly diagnosed with gastric (stomach) cancer.

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CCRCB Open Day 2019
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CCRCB Open Day 2019

The Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology (CCRCB) at QUB is holding a public Open Day as part of the Northern Ireland Science Festival on Saturday 16th February 2019. There will be talks from leading researchers and tours of the research laboratories. You are also very welcome to visit our office. A number of...

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Wellbeing Meeting – March 30th 2019
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Wellbeing Meeting – March 30th 2019

We are pleased to announced our next Wellbeing meeting will take place on March 30th 2019 at 10:30AM at Beechlawn House Hotel, Dunmurry, Belfast. More information to follow.

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How to swallow pills more easily
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How to swallow pills more easily

How to swallow a pill A study by researchers from the University of Heidelberg in Germany may help people with pill swallowing difficulties. They suggest two techniques that can help people improve their ability to get medicine down. Their report was published in the Annals of Family Medicine. Pop-bottle method to swallow pills Image Credit: Annals of Family...

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