Update to NICE guideline on Barrett’s oesophagus: ablative therapy
An update from NICE, indicates their decision to update their guidance on Barrett’s ablative therapy CG106 after considering the evidence and consulting with experts. Information about the decision has been published on their website.
If you have any queries about the update decision, please contact surveillance@nice.org.uk

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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