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Cancer Hub delivers treatment during coronavirus pandemic

A new approach to cancer care across the capital has been introduced to ensure patients get the lifesaving treatments they need during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Leading edge

The Royal Marsden is pioneering the latest radiotherapy treatments, with state-of-the-art machines such as CyberKnife and the MR Linac delivering significant improvements

Dr Alistair Ring, Consultant in Medical Oncology

Recently nominated for the LaingBuisson Rising Star award, Dr Alistair Ring, Consultant in Medical Oncology, is one of the leading breast experts at The Royal Marsden.

Going the extra mile

Our international team offers clinical and cultural support to patients from around the globe who come to The Royal Marsden for world-renowned treatment. We meet some of the team and the patients they’ve helped

Q&A Miss Jennifer Rusby

Miss Jennifer Rusby is one of the leading breast cancer surgeons at The Royal Marsden.


Award-winning approaches

The Royal Marsden’s success in an unprecedented four categories at the 2018 LaingBuisson Awards, which recognise excellence in private healthcare, is a validation of the exceptional work we do across cancer treatment and care. Here, we take a closer look at the areas we have been commended for

Putting patient safety first

The Royal Marsden offers private patients the unique benefits of an NHS hospital, including a robust system of governance that ensures treatments are safe and effective improve quality of care for both

Our surgeons trial augmented reality

The Royal Marsden is trialling the use of augmented reality during robotic surgery for patients with prostate, testicular or kidney cancer.

Lymph node study success

Using a fluorescent green dye alongside robotic surgical technology can help to identify sentinel lymph nodes affected by cancer, according to new research from The Royal Marsden.

In safe hands

Our anaesthetists aren’t limited to simply providing anaesthesia during surgery. In fact, these clinicians play a vital role in patient care and safety.

New recruit for robotic surgery

A new robotic surgery fellow has joined The Royal Marsden as part of our unique programme to train the multidisciplinary robotic surgeons of the future.

The pioneer of high-tech treatments

The Royal Marsden’s expertise in radiotherapy helped clinch a prestigious award last year – and we are not resting on our laurels

Fast. Accurate. Local. One stop breast diagnosis in Sutton.

Our private one-stop breast clinic at The Royal Marsden, Sutton, offers a specialist screening and diagnostic service to private patients with breast symptoms

Dynamic duo

Mr Myles Smith, Consultant General Surgeon and Surgical Oncologist, and his wife, Consultant Dermatologist Dr Kara Heelan, are working together for the first time to enable faster assessment for suspected skin cancer case

Working as a unit

The Royal Marsden’s Urology Unit strives to be the best, from rapid diagnosis and advanced scans to personalised treatment plans, leading robotic surgery and improved follow-up care

A new era

Advances in lung cancer treatment over the past decade have transformed outcomes for patients, even when surgery isn’t possible

In charge at Granard House

Granard House, The Royal Marsden’s dedicated private wing for inpatients in Chelsea, has been split into three specialist wards to improve the patient experience.

New Private Care clinics

Four renowned consultants now offer clinics

A stitch in time

The Royal Marsden is renowned for pioneering new surgical techniques for removing cancerous tissue while preserving aesthetic outcomes and quality of life for patients

A new Medical Director

Private Care at The Royal Marsden has a new Medical Director – Consultant Gynaecological Surgeon Mr Thomas Ind

Q&A: Dr Nick Mooney, Clinical Psychologist

Dr Nick Mooney works within Psychological Support Services at The Royal Marsden, treating adult patients who are experiencing psychological distress related to their cancer diagnosis or treatment.

Q&A: Dr Naureen Starling, Consultant Medical Oncologist

Dr Naureen Starling is a Consultant Medical Oncologist based in The Royal Marsden’s Gastrointestinal (GI) Unit, where she specialises in the treatment of patients with oesophageal, gastric, pancreatic, neuroendocrine and colorectal cancers

The nuclear option: state-of-the-art molecular imaging

The Department of Nuclear Medicine and PET/CT uses scientific expertise and state-of-the-art technology in diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.

The future of surgery, today

The Royal Marsden was the first hospital in England to introduce the da Vinci robotic surgical systems, revolutionising the way we treat cancer patients.

When speed is of the essence: our Rapid Diagnostic and Assessment Centre

One of the most advanced centres of its kind in the UK, the Rapid Diagnostic and Assessment Centre in Chelsea now offers extended opening hours and extra capacity for private patients.

Skin cancer: below the surface

Patients with any form and stage of skin cancer are treated by a multidisciplinary team of surgeons, medical oncologists and specialist nurses at The Royal Marsden

Q&A: Dr Matthew Brown

​As a consultant specialising in pain medicine and anaesthetics, Dr Matthew Brown, Consultant in Pain Management and Anaesthetics, takes a holistic approach to the management of cancer-related pain

Awards abound for Royal Marsden staff

The Paediatric Drug Development team has been highly commended at this year’s British Medical Journal Awards for its work in enabling paediatric patients to go on early-phase clinical trials in the Oak Centre for Children and Young People.

Breast cancer: expertise side by side

The Royal Marsden pioneered the multidisciplinary approach to treating cancer. Here, specialists from the Breast Unit in Sutton explain how having all disciplines on one site can be hugely beneficial for private patients

Providing support at every step

Our new Private Care Centre offers patients a streamlined and convenient point of contact for queries and advice prior to treatment

MR Linac on target

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, opened the UK’s first MR Linac in Sutton in November

Comfort, space and privacy

Take a look inside the newly refurbished private patient areas at The Royal Marsden in Sutton

Meet Mr M Asif Chaudry, consultant surgeon

Mr M Asif Chaudry is a consultant surgeon specialising in oesophageal and gastric cancers at The Royal Marsden

New accolades for the hospital

Private Care at The Royal Marsden has won two prestigious LaingBuisson Awards, which celebrate excellence in healthcare

Hospitals join forces to boost lung service

Private patients are now able to benefit from a joint lung service between The Royal Marsden and Royal Brompton Hospital

Q&A: Lois Nyakotyo, Matron for Private Outpatients

Lois Nyakotyo is the new Matron for Private Outpatients and the Private Patient Medical Day Unit in Chelsea. Here, she talks about the importance of compassionate care

Advanced technology

The Royal Marsden provides world-class radiotherapy services at its hospitals in Chelsea and Sutton. Improved techniques and new technologies are leading to major advances in treatment

Pioneering yet personal

The Royal Marsden’s Gynaecology Unit is made up of a multidisciplinary team of experts. We meet members of the team as they describe advances in personalised treatment and care

Meet Camilla Boyd, Ward Sister for the Private Care Surgical Unit

Camilla Boyd is the Ward Sister for the Private Care Surgical Unit at The Royal Marsden

Ahead of the curve

From diagnosis and treatment to research, The Royal Marsden’s Head and Neck Unit is recognised worldwide for its work with patients with tumours of the mouth, throat, neck and head

Q&A: Meet our new consultants

Three new consultants are now offering clinics to private patients at The Royal Marsden

An expert team: specialised diagnosis

Effective treatment relies on the accurate diagnosis of a tumour type. The Royal Marsden’s Histopathology Department is a crucial factor in this process

Meet Dr Fiona McDonald, Consultant Clinical Oncologist

Dr Fiona McDonald is a Consultant Clinical Oncologist in The Royal Marsden's Lung Unit

Meet our plastic surgeons: rebuilding lives

Each year, The Royal Marsden carries out more than 630 procedures involving a plastic surgeon, helping patients to regain their quality of life following cancer treatment.

Meeting the challenge of prostate cancer

Prostate cancer is the most common form of male cancer in the UK, and The Royal Marsden has become a world-renowned Centre of Excellence for diagnosis and treatment of the disease

Taking on rare cancers

Sarcomas present a real challenge for oncologists due to their rarity and variety. But The Royal Marsden’s renowned Sarcoma Unit is making huge strides in the treatment of these tumours

Meet May Arafah, International Advocate for Private Care patients

May is the International Advocate for Private Care patients at The Royal Marsden

Understanding blood cancers: a joined-up approach

The Royal Marsden’s Haemato-oncology Unit offers patients of all ages a unique treatment package, from diagnosis to donor matching and post-transplant care

New private clinics on offer

World-leading urological surgeons Mr Declan Cahill and Mr Erik Mayer are now offering clinics in Chelsea, alongside Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon Miss Jennifer Rusby

Staff focus: Dr Tim Wigmore

Dr Wigmore is a Consultant Anaesthetist, Intensivist in the Critical Care Unit and Chief Clinical Information Officer at The Royal Marsden

Meet Nicola Roche, Consultant Breast Surgeon

Miss Nicola Roche has developed an ‘oncoplastic’ approach to breast surgery that combines the oncological principles of cancer removal with the plastic surgical techniques of breast reconstruction.

First in the UK for genetic testing

The Royal Marsden is the first centre in the UK to offer the Prosigna genetic test to establish the risk of breast cancer recurrence

Q&A: Putting patients first

We speak to Sofia Colas, Director of Operations for Private Care, and Lisa Page, Private Care Service Manager

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