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These cancers are among the most difficult to treat, as patients are often diagnosed late. UGI cancer is a malignancy which affects the upper part of the digestive system, including the oesophagus (sometimes called the gullet), stomach, pancreas and liver. The incidence of oesophageal cancer, especially affecting the lower part of the oesophagus, has risen dramatically in recent years.
The ATTAC Appeal for Upper GI Patients will:
Outcomes for patients with cancers of the Upper Gastrointestinal System are not as good as we would like them to be. Velindre is fortunate to have an excellent multi-disciplinary team that is working tirelessly to improve these outcomes. We have led the UK in research and this has led to the introduction of improved treatments.
Dr Tom Crosby