Oesophacycle 2019

OGCancerNI are back with their next cycling sportive, June 29th 2019

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 3 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.

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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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Researchers develop ‘potentially life changing’ oesophageal cancer test
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Researchers develop ‘potentially life changing’ oesophageal cancer test

We are very proud of Dr Richard Turkington and his team for this potentially life changing work. It is great to see Northern Ireland and QUB at the forefront of research that could radically improve the lives of people with oesophageal cancer. Dr Turkington is a member of our committee, and we are very lucky...

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Beechlawn Wellbeing Meeting
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Beechlawn Wellbeing Meeting

A massive thank you to all of our guest speakers and attendees at our most recent Health & Wellbeing event. We had our biggest ever attendance and are so glad we can support patients and their carers via these events. Sometimes just seeing that you are not alone can make your journey just a little...

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Wellbeing Meeting 2019
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Wellbeing Meeting 2019

Beechlawn House Hotel – 10.30-12.30 Time: 10.30 – 12.30 Location: Beechlawn House Hotel, Dunmurry, BT17 9RR    Speaker: Dr Alyson Williams Speaker:Dr Richard Turkington and Claire Harrison Alyson Williams is Team Lead Physiotherapist with the Belfast Trust. Alyson is also organising the Oesophageal Run/Walk which will take place on 9th June. Dr Richard Turkington is Clinical Senior Lecturer...

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