Our charity was founded in 1999 with the above objectives in mind but primarily at first to establish lasting support for UKBOR which was also started by BOUK’s founders 3 years earlier as the UK had for several decades shown the highest increasing incidence of oesophagus adenocarcinoma in the Western world generally developing in the oesophageal lining within the abnormal Barrett’s oesophagus, the only known premalignant change in the oesophagus.
UKBOR with a database of over 14,500 Barrett’s oesophagus patients from 47 UK centres is one of the largest in the world and has been the source of extensive research carried out since the Registry’s foundation and with the results published in peer reviewed journal and presented at meetings nationally and internationally. The bibliography is listed on this website. Several European countries have now developed national registries based on our model and research workers in various universities home and abroad have been keen to start collaborative studies with us.
It is to further this research and expand UKBOR’s database that our charity is actively continuing its work to realise its aims in the present and in the future.