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  • Oesophageal Cancer Westminster Campaign

    Monday 13 October 2014 is a superb opportunity to start saving significant numbers of lives. The Oesophageal Cancer Westminster Campaign is a group comprising several patient groups, including the OPA...

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    Oesophageal Cancer Westminster Campaign
  • Where do you choose to have tests and surgery?

    We need your help! We are a team of researchers at Imperial College London looking at whether cancer patients like you want to choose where to have tests and surgery. We also want to know what you th...

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  • Oesophago-Gastric 'Be Clear on Cancer' campaign to go national

    We are pleased that the Department of Health, NHS England and Public Health England have announced the oesophago-gastric 'Be Clear on Cancer' campaign will go to a national basis from 26 Januar...

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    Oesophago-Gastric 'Be Clear on Cancer' campaign to go national
  • AGM Presentation - O-G Cancer, The Next Ten Years

    Many members have been asking for notes and information from the AGM which took place on Saturday 21st June 2014. Below is a link to download the presentation notes given by Professor Hanna, Prof...

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    AGM Presentation - O-G Cancer, The Next Ten Years
  • Chairman urges all members to write to their MP

    At the OPA AGM, Chairman urges all members to write to their MP about increasing awareness of oesophageal cancer. There is a momentum building towards awareness, towards saving lives by promoting earl...

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  • Annual General Meeting Agenda

    Download the agenda for our Annual General Meeting taking place on Saturday 21 June 2014 at 10.30am at Friends Meeting House, 173-177 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BJ. Download the AGM Agenda (PDF)...

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  • Annual General Meeting

    Our Annual General Meeting will take place on Saturday 21 June 2014 at 10.30am at Friends Meeting House, 173-177 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BJ. The theme of the meeting will be “The Future of Tre...

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  • Can you help with our survey?

    The Anaesthesia and Perioperative Care Priority Setting Partnership aims to identify the most important research areas to improve the physical and mental well-being of patients attending hospital for ...

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    Can you help with our survey?
  • Fundraising in the sun!

    Chris and Rob Turner from West Bridgford, Nottingham held a coffee morning on 17th May to raise funds for the OPA, using the new downloadable pack from the OPA website. Here's what they had to say: ...

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    Fundraising in the sun!
  • Embarassing Bodies - Tim Underwood / Cyto Sponge Trial

    See Tim Underwood and the Cyto Sponge Trial broadcast as part of Channel 4's Embarassing Bodies: Live from the Clinic programme broadcast on Tuesday 13th May at 9:00pm. The programme is free to watc...

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    Embarassing Bodies - Tim Underwood / Cyto Sponge Trial
  • New research project on anaesthesia and peri-operative procedures

    Dr. Tony Ingold spoke to the University Hospital Birmingham (UHB) support group meeting about a new research project. He is on the steering group and is hoping that the UHB patients will help with the...

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    New research project on anaesthesia and peri-operative procedures
  • Government's Be Clear On Cancer campaign goes regional!

    We are delighted to learn that, under the leadership of Sean Duffy, the National Clinical Director for Cancer, there will be a regional campaign for earlier diagnosis of oesophago-gastric cancer in th...

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  • Action Against Heartburn is the campaign we support for raising awareness about oesophageal cancer

    Adenocarcinoma represets about 70% of the cases of oesophageal cancer in the UK, and this is strongly linked with Gastric Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD) and Barrett's Oesophagus, a condition where...

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    Action Against Heartburn is the campaign we support for raising awareness about oesophageal cancer
  • The Patient's Journey

    See what Tim Underwood, the Consultant Upper GI surgeon is doing with his blog about the Cancer Marathon.   He is due to run in the New York Marathon in November 2013 to raise £100,000...

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  • DES donation

    Donation from DES via Michelle Cowan   We have been given a donation of £500 from DES Action UK, a charity which has now been transferred to the US from the UK.  DES (Diethylstilbes...

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    DES donation
  • Reflections by Kenneth Smith

      This painting is reflective of a year in my life in which I have undergone extensive treatment and recovery from a diagnosis that I had a malignant tumour on my gullet. The painting is a mixed...

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    Reflections by Kenneth Smith
  • National Oesophago-Gastric Cancer Audit. Third Annual Report-Patient Summary

    National Oesophago-Gastric Cancer Audit Third Annual Report: Patient summary The National Oesophago-Gastric Cancer Audit began in October 2006 with the aim of assessing the quality of care received ...

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