19 year old Tobias Walks from Lands End to John O'Groats

Over the coming months Tobias will be walking from Lands End to John O'Groats in memory of a dear friends father who died of oesophageal cancer. Read more

Family Pay Tribute to Their Remarkable Clara

Following issues with heartburn and reflux, Clara was diagnosed with oesophageal cancer in October 2021. Sadly, she passed away in March this year. Read more

Exciting new partnership with family run company, DOC Cleaning Ltd.

Heartburn Cancer UK is delighted to announce a new partnership with family run business DOC Cleaning Limited. Read more

New NICE Guidelines are published

New NICE guidelines have been published this week and they have been created to provide advice on the monitoring, treatment and follow-up for people aged 18 and over with Barrett's oesophagus and stage 1 oesophageal adenocarcinoma. Read more

NOGCA 2022 Annual Report

NOGCA have released their audit of the care received by people with oesophago-gastric cancer in England and Wales. Read more

Less Survivable Cancers Awareness Day 2023

The 2nd Less Survivable Cancers Awareness Day 2023 is taking place on Wednesday 11th January. The aim of the day is to highlight the symptoms of the 6 deadliest cancers, which includes oesophageal and to draw attention to the importance of early diagnosis. Read more

Having a Merry Christmas with Finlay Brewer

An evening of Carols to bring in the Festive Season. Read more

Caring for Patients with Heartburn Event

On the evening of Friday the 14th of October, Professor Fitzgerald hosted her annual patient event. Following a brief hiatus, due to the pandemic, it was good to be back. Read more

The Wellbeing Coaches get chatting with Mimi

The sixth Podcast in The Wellbeing Coaches series is an interview with our very own Chairman, Mimi McCord.  They discuss the tragic death of Mimi’s husband, Michael, which led her to launch the Heartburn Cancer UK charity and they talk about the amazing work that has been achieved since then. Read more

A gig to remember

On Saturday the 1st October the friends and family of Andy Middleham hosted a Tribute gig in his memory. Read more

It's a hole in one for HCUK at Worplesdon!

Since being announced as charity of the year for Worplesdon Golf Club in Surrey, we have been working hard to organise the club’s charity golf day. Read more

The mobile diagnostic unit enters its next phase

The mobile diagnostic unit has moved from Chelmsford to it's new temporary home at Hartismere Community Hospital in Suffolk. Read more

Chrissy's remarkable running Achievements

Our Ambassador Chrissy has been busy, not just baton bearing for the Commonwealth Games, but in the last month she has completed her 300th marathon AND a 100k race! Read more

Professor Rebecca Fitzgerald, HCUK Clinical Trustee and Director, awarded OBE

We would like to wish a huge congratulations to Professor Rebecca Fitzgerald, HCUK Trustee and Director, who has been awarded an OBE in the 2022 Queens Jubilee Birthday Honours List. Read more

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

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

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