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Oesophageal Cancer Fund (OCF)

Established in 2001 the Oesophageal Cancer Fund (OCF) is a registered charity and voluntary organisation, which has grown to be the national voice representing oesophageal cancer in Ireland. Our aim is to raise awareness of the symptoms related to oesophageal cancer, provide funding for research into the disease and help improve the outcomes for people dealing with this cancer.

Our main fundraising event is our annual Lolllipop Day, which takes place at the end of February each year.  A pink lollipop is the emblem for our campaign and highlights the most common symptom of suspicion of oesophageal cancer - difficulty swallowing.

About 400 cases of oesophageal cancer occur in Ireland each year.  Approximately 70% of patients have oesophageal cancer symptoms for more than three months before talking to their GP.  We want to change this; as early detection can be vital in saving lives.

The primary goals of the Oesophageal Cancer Fund are:

  • To develop and improve public awareness and understanding of oesophageal cancer
  • To improve the outcome for people with oesophageal cancer
  • To provide funding for research in to the disease
  • Our funding has also helped establish the National Barrett's Oesophagus Register and Bio Bank, a vital step in targeting an 'at risk' group and in turn developing our overall understanding of this cancer.

Contact Details

2 Granville Road, , , IRELAND

Cause Registration

Revenue (Charities Unit) (CHY): 14542

Charities Regulatory Authority (CRA) : 20047726

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