Patient Report - National Oesophago-Gastric Cancer Audit 2020

This report published by the NOGCA summarises key findings from the 2020 Annual report and is aimed at patients, family members and carers. Read more

Further detail about The Cytosponge from the National Institute for Health Research

Further coverage of a large trial looking at the success of The Cytosponge in detecting Barrett's oesophagus and early oesophageal cancer. Read more

A positive take on cancer care during the pandemic

When we read the NHS Cancer Program Quarterly Report this week, we felt overwhelmingly that there were positives that we must share and that the phenomenal achievements by NHS staff must be recognised Read more

Thank you to The Hospital Saturday Fund

We were thrilled to hear this week that The Hospital Saturday Fund have awarded Heartburn Cancer UK a grant of £2000 towards our Mobile Diagnostic Unit project to improve early detection of oesophageal cancer and Barrett's oesophagus. Read more

February is oesophageal cancer awareness month

February is oesophageal cancer awareness month. Perhaps you or someone that you know experiences persistent heartburn? Take action this February to change someone's future. Read more

Symptom awareness of deadliest cancers is as low as 4% in the UK

New data released by the Less Survivable Cancers Taskforce on World Cancer Day shows that symptoms awareness is dangerously low and Covid-19 has exacerbated an already critical situation. Read more

2020 - An unusual year to be proud of

Despite the unusual circumstances we found ourselves in during 2020, we are proud of our achievements and the steps we made towards a better future for those with oesophageal cancer. Read more

HCUK's Mobile Diagnostic Unit could revolutionise care pathways

HCUK partner in a project which introduces innovative new test, The Cytosponge, to primary care. Earlier diagnosis - helping prevent oesophageal cancer. Read more

A huge thank you to staff at The Lanesborough hotel

Following the loss of staff and loved ones to gastro-oesophageal cancers, staff at The Lanesborough hotel have very generously selected Heartburn Cancer UK as their charity of choice . Read more

Generous donation received from the Persimmon Homes Community Champions scheme

Heartburn Cancer UK are thrilled to have been selected to receive a £1000 donation from the Persimmon Homes Community Champion scheme. Read more

Patient research opportunity for Oesophago-Gastric cancer patients

Are you an Oesophago-Gastric cancer patient? Or is someone you know? Would you or they be interested in participating in a piece research about how the condition affects your life and that of your loved ones? If so please read on... Read more

Introducing the first HCUK bespoke Christmas card...

We are delighted to have created the first HCUK bespoke Christmas card and want to thank the wonderful local people who have helped bring it into being. All proceeds will help raise awareness of the early symptoms of Barrett's oesophagus and oesophageal cancer and those affected. Read more

Launching the HCUK online support group

Does oesophageal cancer or Barrett's oesophagus affect you? Would you like to be able to talk to others in a similar position but don't know anyone? We have a solution that might suit you.... Read more

Heartburn Cancer's first ever Charity Skydive

On Saturday 19th September 2020 HCUK held it's very first Charity Skydive Event at Old Sarum Park in Wiltshire. Read more

HCUK supporter Chrissy runs unbelievable 52 marathons in 52 weeks - and she's not stopping there...

Chrissy Gorham lost her husband, John, to oesophageal cancer in 2018. She and John loved to run together and, since his death, she has continued to use running as a means of raising both funds for charity and awareness of the condition. Her achievements are quite outstanding... Read more

Closing the deadly cancer gap

The Less Survivable Cancers Taskforce has published a report outlining their recommendations on how to improve outcomes for those suffering with the six less survivable cancers in the UK. This includes oesophageal cancer. Read more

New HCUK project included in 2020 Aviva Community Fund

HCUK are thrilled that our new project to provide online support to those impacted by Barrett's oesophagus or oesophageal cancer has been included by The Aviva Community Fund. Read on for more information about how the project will help and to donate. Read more

BBC Look East - The tiny sponge that's saving lives

Another great piece about the Cytosponge filmed by BBC Look East featuring an interview with our Clinical Trustee, Professor Rebecca Fitzgerald. Read more

The Lancet - Cytosponge news

Cytosponge testing can detect those at risk of oesophageal cancer. The Cytosponge is an innovative test: if caught early enough can help towards some cancer detection. Read more

Heartburn Cancer UK win health and care award

Heartburn Cancer UK are delighted to have been announced as winners of a Health and Care Award for our work in raising awareness of the dangers of untreated persistent heartburn. Read more

BBC South Today Interview with Professor Tim Underwood

Our Vice Chair and Clinical Trustee, Professor Tim Underwood, features on BBC South Today to express his concerns about the delays in people getting their symptoms checked. This also marks Tim’s first day back completing major surgery, since lockdown, for oesophageal cancer patient Terry. Read more

University of Cambridge project aiming to improve early diagnosis of oesophageal cancer receives a share of £16m funding from UKRI

Project DELTA which aims to improve the diagnosis of oesophageal cancer is one of seven to receive funding from a partnership between UKRI and Cancer Research UK. The project will identify individuals most at risk and involves the use of a Cytosponge test to monitor them for early signs of cancer. Read more

Fantastic trip opportunities with award winning Discover Adventure

Heartburn Cancer UK have partnered with award winning holiday company, Discover Adventure who offer escorted adventure trips throughout the UK and abroad. This gives our supporters the opportunity to raise vital funds whilst enjoying a personal challenge or perhaps the trip of a lifetime. Read more