Supporting QUB Research
Eilis Sutton a member of the Upper GI Team at CCRCB (QUB)

This week a member of the Upper GI team at The Patrick G Johnston Centre for Cancer Research (QUB) visited OGCANCERNI’s office to sit down and explain how the purchase of the new equipment will bring us one step closer towards translating research into direct benefits for patients.

See below quote from Eilis Sutton

The Upper GI team at CCRCB (QUB) are so grateful to receive this generous funding from OGCancerNI.

Our group would like to investigate markers in the blood that might predict a patient’s response to chemotherapy. To do this we need a specialist freezer to store substantial amounts of blood samples, which we now have the ability to obtain. Another part of our work centres on cancer cell lines. These experiments require us to look at many different cell lines to paint a full picture of the different cancers, and can be very time-consuming. The remainder of the funding will be used to purchase an electronic cell counter which will save us a lot of time and allow us to achieve our goals faster.

This funding, allowing us to purchase of our new equipment, will bring us one step closer towards translating our research into direct benefits for patients with oesophago-gastric cancer. Thank you to all who donated.

Eilis Sutton

To follow the work of Dr Richard Turkington click here https://pure.qub.ac.uk/en/persons/richard-turkington

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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