Upper gastrointestinal cancer


Upper gastrointestinal (GI) cancers include oesophageal cancer, stomach cancer, small bowel cancer, pancreatic cancer, liver cancer and cancers of the biliary system.

We provide the best possible care for patients who are diagnosed with all types of upper gastrointestinal cancers. We provide support, information, counselling and education to you and your relatives and carers throughout treatment.

A cancer diagnosis has a great impact on patients and carers, physically, emotionally, and psychologically. We aim to provide the highest possible standard of care for all our patients at every stage in their pathway.

More on what we do

The upper GI cancer team provides a diagnostic and treatment service for patients with suspected or confirmed  cancer after referral from their GP or another healthcare professional.


Depending on the type and staging of the disease, treatment options for upper GI cancer will vary. The main treatment options include surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

Our team

Consultant Gastroenterologist

  • Dr Tawfique Daneshmend
  • Dr John Christie
  • Dr Reuben Ayres
  • Dr Tariq Shirazi
  • Dr T Ahmad
  • Dr Sham Prasad
  • Dr Nick Kennedy
  • Dr Chris Calvert
  • Dr Lin Lee Wong
  • Dr Ben Hudson

Consultant Upper GI Surgeon

  • Mr Richard Berrisford
  • Mr Di Mauro
  • Mr Antonio Manzelli
  • Mr Saj Wajed
  • Mr Alex Reece-Smith

Consultant Oncologists

  • Dr Elizabeth Toy
  • Dr Nicole Dorey
  • Dr Mark Napier
  • Professor Chrissie Thirlwell
  • Dr Jenny Forrest

Clinical Nurse Specialists

  • Kelly Fox
  • Keith Mitchell
  • Frankie Heard

Where to find us

RD&E Wonford, Barrack Rd, Exeter EX2 5DW

Helpful websites

Supporting you

FORCE Cancer Charity works locally to support anyone affected by cancer and will work closely with the people involved in your treatment. Find out more about the support FORCE can offer at forcecancercharity.co.uk.

Health and wellbeing clinics are also offered to patients with a diagnosis of cancer in order to help support patients through their pathway. Your nursing team will be able to provide you with more information on the structure and content of these sessions.


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