The Oak Cancer Centre

Opening in 2022, the Oak Cancer Centre (OCC) in Sutton will speed up the translation of world-leading research into breakthroughs in treatment and care, transforming the lives of cancer patients at The Royal Marsden and beyond.

CGI image of the Oak Cancer Centre
CGI image of the Oak Cancer Centre

Enhancing research capacity

The new, state-of-the-art treatment and research facility is being made possible thanks to The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity’s £70 million fundraising appeal. The Kuok Group Foundation Research Centre will enhance the clinical research capacity of The Royal Marsden by bringing together 400 researchers currently dispersed across the site. Breakout spaces have been designed to encourage researchers specialising in different cancer types to share ideas and innovation, which will help speed up the development of new treatments.

Diagnosing cancer earlier and faster

As well as accommodating hundreds of researchers across three floors, the building will also be home to the Charles Wolfson Rapid Diagnostic Centre, which will enable the expansion of The Royal Marsden’s early diagnosis service. The Centre will use the very latest technology to provide earlier and faster diagnosis for more people, helping to save lives by finding cancer when treatment is more likely to be successful.

Patient-centred design

A new Day Care Unit will enable patients to enjoy peace and quiet while receiving chemotherapy, and patients visiting the new Outpatient Department will be able to undergo blood tests, see their consultant and collect a prescription all on the same floor.

Watch a flythrough of the Day Care Unit in the Oak Cancer Centre below:

The OCC will also house a suite of rooms designed for remote consultations, so that patients can avoid unnecessary trips to hospital.

HRH The Duke of Cambridge lays foundation stone for the Oak Cancer Centre
HRH The Duke of Cambridge laid the foundation stone for the Oak Cancer Centre in October 2020.

The Oak Cancer Centre has been made possible by generous supporters of The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity. To find out more about the Centre and ways you can support The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity, please visit their appeal page.