The Christie Oesophagogastric Research Fund
About the Oesophagogastric Research Fund
Outcomes for oesophagogastric cancers remain poor and it is recognised that chronic underfunding of research has been a major contributory factor into this lack of progress.
The Christie Oesophagogatric Research Fund was set up in 2008 to help address this issue. As a direct consequence of this fund, there have already been significant successes which have improved our understanding of this cancer.
The money raised by the fund is used for two research themes:
1. Research into predictive biomarkers of response to therapy: this divided into two research strategies investigating a. Genetic predictive biomarkers of outcome b. Immune predictive biomarkers of outcome.
2. Research into Nutritional Status of patients with Oesophagogastric cancers: problems with nutritional status is a major problem in this cancer which is very poorly understood and researched. We have a team of researchers dedicated to improving the knowledge into this important collection of symptoms.
About the Christie
The Christie is one of Europe’s largest single-site cancer centres, treating more than 44,000 patients a year. The hospital in Withington, south Manchester, is home to some of the largest radiotherapy and chemotherapy departments in the world and provides a mobile chemotherapy unit for treatment closer to home.
The Christie charity raises money for a range of projects and initiatives focusing on 4 main areas, research, care and treatment, education and extra patient services. All of which are above and beyond what the NHS provide enabling us to give our patients the best care and treatment possible. Read More
Macmillan Cancer Support
We want to reach and improve the lives of everyone living with cancer and to inspire millions of others to do the same.
There are 2.5 million people living with cancer in the UK today, and as more people live longer with their cancer, this number is set to grow to 4 million by 2030. We want to make sure we can provide support to everyone who needs it, to help people affected by cancer feel more in control of their lives.
It’s a big task and we can’t do it alone. But there are lots of ways you can get involved and help us achieve our goal, from fundraising, to volunteering and campaigning. Together we are all Macmillan. Read More