HCUK Ambassador Chrissy Gorham is a flaming great support!

Our Charity Ambassador, Chrissy Gorham, has been chosen to be a Batonbearer in Birmingham 2022 Queen's Baton Relay. Read more

Professor Tim Underwood in the News

Heartburn Cancer UK Clinical Trustee, Professor Tim Underwood, talks to BBC South Today about using erectile dysfunction drugs to overcome chemotherapy resistance. Read more

In memory of my parents

Having lost both of my parents to oesophageal cancer this cause is so important to me. Read more

Surveillance Guidance for People Living with Barrett’s

You have received a Barrett's diagnosis, what are the guidelines from NICE and BSG on monitoring your condition? Read more

Heartburn Cancer UK x Serious Cricket

Heartburn Cancer UK x Serious Cricket “We’re delighted to partner with Heartburn Cancer UK and as the approved clothing supplier to over 1000 cricket clubs in the UK, we have a platform whereby we can help raise awareness of oesophageal cancer within the cricketing community”. Read more

£6.4 million for pioneering Cambridge "Sponge on a string trial"

We are thrilled this week to have heard that millions of pounds in funding has been announced to further develop use of The Cytosponge.  This new trial could pave the way for the ‘sponge on a string’ test to be established as a routine screening programme to detect Barrett’s oesophagus. Read more

Worplesdon Golf Club to host charity golf day in support of HCUK!

Heartburn Cancer UK are delighted to be named charity of the year for Worplesdon Golf Club and to be hosting this years Charity Golf Day on 13th September. Read more

Catching it Early

We are delighted to have had the opportunity to work with the Professional Cricketers Association and our trustee, Professor Tim Underwood to publish a feature in their online magazine, Beyond The Boundaries, which you can enjoy right here! Read more

NOGCA 2021 Report For Public and Patients

The National Oesophago-Gastric Cancer Audit (NOGCA) has published an annual report aimed at the public and patients evaluating the quality of care in England and Wales. Read more

The Pros and Cons of PPIs

Many of those who contact us at HCUK have questions or concerns about the use of PPIs.  In this month’s blog Dr Oliver looks at the information from NICE about them and highlights important points that are worth noting. Read more

HCUK in the news

News coverage from the past week about The Cytosponge and HCUK's mobile unit in Essex Read more

Cumbrian Lamb from The Lanesborough

The wonderful team at The Lanesborough, London added a special lamb dish to their menu during February, for oesophageal cancer awareness month, donating £5 from every plate sold to support HCUK. Read more

Mobile diagnostic unit on the move!

If you live in Chelmsford and suffer with heartburn you may be eligible to take part in our pilot study using The Cytosponge test in the community. It's quick and simple to perform and could save lives... Read more