The Upper Gastrointestinal Cancer Programme at St. James’s Hospital consists of:

  • Rapid access oesophageal clinic.  All patients referred are seen within one week
  • Well-developed MDT model Specialist Medical gastroenterologist in endoscopic ultrasound, radiofrequency ablation and endoscopic mucosal resection
  • High volume centre for all complex surgeries, including two and three stage resections, transhiatal oesophagectomy  and minimally invasive approaches
  • Defined link with St. Lukes’s hospital
  • Integrated perioperative care pathway defined and implemented.
  • Audit data published internationally and consistent with consistent with  benchmarks from leading centres in Europe and North America
  • Consultant medical oncologist
  • Consultant radiation oncologist
  • Upper gastrointestinal cancer nurse coordinator
  • Upper gastrointestinal data manager
  • Specialist pathologist
  • Specialist radiologist
  • MDT coordinator
  • High percentage of patients in translational clinical trials or studies