CNS Julie Hanna’s retirement

As many of you will know, our clinical nurse specialist, Julie Hanna, retired at the end of the summer. Julie has been a tireless advocate for patient-centred care and will be truly missed by the committee and volunteers of OGCancerNI.

Julie touched so many of our lives. She was a founding member of our patient support group, a reassuring presence at all our conferences and a true friend to all of us. We will miss her dearly, but we hope she may peek in on us from time to time.

Enjoy your retirement, Julie. You have earned it.

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.

Latest News

Access all of our latest news, press releases, and newsletters in one place! Stay informed of new treatments, research and events.

CCRCB Open Day 2019
Ogcancerni

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...

Continue Reading
Wellbeing Meeting – March 30th 2019
Ogcancerni

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.

Continue Reading
How to swallow pills more easily
Ogcancerni

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...

Continue Reading