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 to have him.

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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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