Survivorship and Oesophagogastric cancer – Let us know your thoughts
We are looking for volunteers from London and surrounding areas to help us review how we look after patients who have had treatment for Oesophagogastric cancer in the last few years. We would like to...More
Do you have a recipe to help create a new book?
The OPA are looking to create a new recipe book and we are looking for recipes from our patients, carers, friends. Ideally the recipes will be ones that you have tried, and ones that may have helped w...More
Medical News: Astellas De-noltab® tablets
The Astellas product De-noltab® tablets (tri-potassium di-citrato bismuthate) is being discontinued from 31st December 2015. De-noltab tablets will be available until 30th December 2015. Appropr...More
Pearl Anniversary Celebration
Our Pearl Anniversary event went very well on 11 June 2015. Special thanks to our amazing Chairman Bob Mason, the Deputy Mayor of Solihull, Councillor Irene Chamberlain, David and Daphne Kirby, Huw W...More
Annual General Meeting 2015
The OPA's 2015 AGM will be hosted by our Derby Branch this year and you are invited to attend, meet the Committee, especially our new Chairman, Professor Robert Mason, and to take part in various que...More
Emmerdale star Fiona Wade joins the OPA as Patron
Emmerdale’s, Fiona Wade who plays Priya Sharma in the series, is joining the UK’s leading patient support charity, The Oesophageal Patients’ Association as Patron, in the charity's ...More
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...More
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...More
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...More
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...More
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...More
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 ...More
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: ...More
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...More
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...More
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...More
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...More
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 ...More