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

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

Art of Oesophageal Cancer Exhibition

Talented artist Ann's Art of oesophageal cancer is a visual representation of one patient’s experience of going through treatment, surgery and then coming to terms with a new normal. Read more

Did you know that February is oesophageal cancer awareness month?

8000 people die from oesophageal cancer in the UK every year. That's 22 death’s every single day, many of which could be prevented with better awareness of early symptoms and more early diagnosis. Read more

Persimmon Homes support HCUK for a second year

We would like to extend a huge thank you to the Persimmon Homes Community Champions Scheme who have generously chosen to support HCUK for a second year running. Read more

Cricketing community raise awareness of oesophageal cancer symptoms in memory of Ray Illingworth

Members of the cricketing community have joined forces with HCUK to help raise awareness of the early symptoms of oesophageal cancer following the death of former England captain Ray Illingworth. Read more

Reflections on 2021

As we begin a new year and look forward to everything that 2022 may bring we pause for a moment to think about the achievements we have been able to make in the past year because of the support of our dedicated community. Read more

The talent behind our Christmas cards

A huge thank you to the year 10 pupils who showed such talent in designing our Christmas cards this year and to The Liquorice Press for such outstanding printing. Read more

Lasting Symptoms after Oesophageal Resection (LASER) – patient survey.

If you are an oesophageal cancer survivor and can spare 5-10 minutes of your time you could help shape research into the treatment of this disease by completing a simple online survey. Read more

Adventure is back!

Our partners, award winning holiday company Discover Adventure have just released the 2023 dates for their most iconic trips. This is a great way to experience the trip of a lifetime whilst knowing you are doing something that really will make a difference to our work at HCUK. Read more

A fantastic folk music fundraiser

Our blogger, supporter and oesophageal cancer patient, Malcolm, organises a wonderful evening of professional folk music in aid of HCUK. Read more

A short survey that could help change lives

Are you a UK patient or a carer of someone who has been diagnosed with oesophageal cancer? Do you have an interest in these cancers, including as a UK healthcare professional? If so, please take this short survey to help identify research priorities and improve experiences. Read more

Fundraising round of golf

What a lovely start the week, another Thank You to a supporter who organised a charity golf day and presentation evening in support of HCUK. Read more

Hampshire Hogs help HCUK!

Painted pigs from an art trail in Hampshire have been auctioned to raise vital funds for local charities, including HCUK. Read more

We really do have the most unbelievable supporters

We absolutely love to be share good news and in the last few weeks we have had such a great buzz in our team because of our wonderful fundraisers and the extraordinary lengths they have gone to in support of HCUK. Read more