Upper Gastrointestinal (GI) Unit

Addenbrooke's services

Box: 193

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Hills Road,




General oncology enquiries:
Tel: 01223 216 552

Endoscopy unit
Tel: 01223 216 546



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


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 HardenĀ  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


Patient information / consent forms:


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