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Upper Gastrointestinal (GI) Unit

This unit provides diagnosis and treatment of cancers of the oesophagus and stomach and aims to provide the best radical and palliative care.

Box: 193

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Hills Road,
Cambridge,
CB2 0QQ

General oncology enquiries: 
Tel: 01223 216 552

Endoscopy unit 
Tel: 01223 216 546

 

Facilities in the unit:

  • Multidisciplinary team working
  • Screening and surveillance for Barrats oesophagus
  • Gastroscopy, endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) and CT-guided biopsy facilities
  • CT-PET
  • Definitive gastric and oesophageal surgery 
  • Radical 3D conformal radiotherapy
  • Chemotherapy for oesophageal and gastric tumours and biological therapy for GISTS
  • Clinical trials of screening, staging, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and biological therapies
  • Oesophageal stenting service and oesophageal brachytherapy (due shortly)
  • Specialist nurse support
  • Palliative care support
  • Familial gastric cancer genetics service

Special clinical and research interests:

  • Screening and surveillance for pre-invasive disease including Barrats oesophagus
  • Gastric cancer genetics

Key staff contacts:

Consultant Clinical Oncologist: Dr D Gilligan, Dr S Harden  Dr R Bulusu (GIST)

Consultant Medical Oncologists: Dr H Ford, Dr C Caldas (genetics)

Consultant Gastroenterologists: Dr R Fitzgerald, Dr E Cameron

Consultant Upper GI Surgeons: Mr R Hardwick, Mr A Hindmarsh, Mr P Safranek, Mr V Sujendran
Specialist Nurse practitioners: Ben Smith, Nyarai Chinyama, Sarah Coles