Clinical Trials with Cancer Research

Clinical trials are an essential step towards getting new treatments and detection tests into the clinic.

Liz Chipchase signed up for a clinical trial, unaware it would be a decision that would save her life.

She took part in the BEST3 trial, which studies the effectiveness of the Cytosponge. 

The Cytosponge, or ‘Pill on a String’, collects cells from the food pipe, which is also called the oesophagus. The cells then undergo molecular testing in the lab. These tests look for signs of a condition called Barrett’s oesophagus, which in some cases can develop into cancer.

Read more here: https://crukcambridgecentre.org.uk/news/clinical-trial-found-my-cancer-and-saved-my-life

 

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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Call the Midwife
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Call the Midwife

Who saw Call The Midwife last night? We think it’s an appropriate time to share the signs and symptoms of #oesophagealcancer! Did you know that the show is based on the memoirs of Jennifer Worth (author of the books) who died of oesophageal cancer in 2011.

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Help Support Oesophageal and Stomach Cancer Research
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Help Support Oesophageal and Stomach Cancer Research

A PhD researcher at Queens University Belfast is seeking people (aged 18+) who have been affected by advanced oesophago-gastric cancer, living in Northern Ireland, to join their Patient and Carer Advisory Group. To find out more about what this means, go to tiny.cc/w1fajz

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Supporting QUB Research

£10,582.00 donated towards ongoing research

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