This report aims to give an overall picture of the care provided to patients with OG cancer or oesophageal HGD by NHS services. It provides information on the:
Management of patients with HGD of the oesophagus
Routes to diagnosis for OG cancer patients, and their staging investigations
Treatment planning for OG cancer patients
Patterns of curative surgery, admissions to intensive care,and short-term outcomes
Use of radiotherapy in palliative treatment
Longer term survival after diagnosis with OG cancer.
The 2016 report, provides results on patients diagnosed between 1 April 2013 and 31 March 2015. In addition, the results are compared to those from the first NOGCA, which evaluated patients diagnosed from1 October 2007 to 30 June 2009. These summarise how patterns of care have changed over the last five years.