Our research on oesophageal cancer

Oesophageal cancer rates are rising in UK, but it is also one of the hardest cancers to treat and survival is still low. Boosting the chances of surviving the disease is one of our top priorities.

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New hope for Jackie after oesphageal cancer

“I always stayed positive. Starting the Oxfordshire Oesophageal and Stomach Organisation (OOSO) to support other patients gave me real focus and determination to get through it.”

Are infections connected to oesophageal cancer?

Dr Lesley Anderson is looking at a condition called Barrett’s Oesophagus. Lesley’s work explores whether infections in the oesophagus, such as HPV, could lead to the development of oesophageal cancer.

"We urgently need new ways to detect oesophageal cancer early"

Rebecca Fitzgerald

Professor Fiztgerald has developed a simple sponge-on-a-string test to identify people with a condition called Barrett's oesophagus, who are at higher risk of developing oesophageal cancer.

Our strategy to beat cancer sooner

Our vision is to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.Our new strategy will give us the foundations we need to tackle the challenges ahead.

More about oesophageal cancer

Find out about symptoms, risk factors and causes of oesophageal cancer and treatment on our Cancer Help pages.

Read the latest statistics for oesophageal cancer.


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