HCUK's mobile diagnostic unit in the news

Read on for some exciting news coverage about The Cytosponge from our successful media day. Read more

10 Marathons....In TEN days to raise funds for HCUK

Our long term supporter, Chrissy, is nearing the end of her challenge to run 10 marathons in 10 days in memory of her late husband, John, who died from oesophageal cancer in 2018. Read more

HCUK Chairman interviewed on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

Click here to listen to Mimi McCord and Dr Oliver Stovin discussing our work to pilot The Cytosponge in primary care in the Cambridgeshire area using HCUK's new mobile unit. Read more

A reason to run

Our long term supporter, Chrissy, is about to undertake another astounding running challenge. We share the story of her late husband, John, written just weeks before he died as a result of oesophageal cancer. Read more

Tracie's 12 hour Silence

For Tracie keeping quiet for 12 hours was no mean feat and she didn't make it easy for herself either. Read more

HCUK's ambition to action an early diagnostic unit becomes exciting reality

In late 2020 we hoped that HCUK would be able to fund a mobile unit to pilot the use of The Cytosponge in primary care and work towards more early diagnosis and improved outcomes for those at risk of oesophageal cancer. We are thrilled that this project plan has become a reality and that we can unveil some initial photographs of the unit. Read more

What a wonderful day to skydive!

Two more brave fundraisers took on the challenge of skydiving for Heartburn Cancer UK this weekend. Will you be next? Read more

Cancellation of her planned event wasn't going to stop Emma lacing up her trainers...

When the pandemic cancelled the half marathon Emma had been training for her enthusiasm for fundraising for HCUK wasn't dampened. Read more

Happy Outcomes

Our new video - Happy Outcomes - was created with the help of Allan, Jennifer Liz and Irene to show that a Barrett's oesophagus or cancer of the oesophagus diagnosis is not always bad news. Read more

The ladies who ran The Royal Parks Half Marathon

The Royal Parks Half Marathon on 11th April was a very successful event for us at HCUK and we are so grateful to those who took part. Read more

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