BRIGHT funds vital research and new treatment options for gastro-intestinal cancer patients. This includes bowel cancer and cancers of the stomach, oesophagus, pancreas and gallbladder.

The charity was set up in 1996 for patients from across Surrey and Sussex who are treated at the St Luke’s Cancer Centre (Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford). The work carried out has significantly improved patients survival outcomes and treatments.

Our Team

The Trustees of BRIGHT are all gastro-intestinal consultant oncologists at the St Luke’s Cancer Centre. One of the main aims of BRIGHT is to fund research work and all of the trustees are involved in research studies for gastro-intestinal cancers.

The charity has two part time members of staff who manage all aspects of fundraising and marketing for the charity.

Dr Alex Stewart

Dr Sharadah Essapen

Dr Seb Cummins

Dr Tony Dhillon

What we do

BRIGHT funds vital research and new treatment options for gastro-intestinal cancer patients. This includes bowel cancer and cancers of the stomach, oesophagus, pancreas and gallbladder.

We aim to:

  • Fund research work for the benefit of all gastro-intestinal cancer patients
  • Support new radiotherapy treatments
  • Obtain specific equipment to improve treatment and outcomes

The charity is based at the St Luke’s Cancer Centre, Royal Surrey
County Hospital, Guildford.