Royal Marsden announce clinical research partnership with The Royal Surrey

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The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust have announced a clinical research partnership with The Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust, which will involve specific areas of collaboration being pursued between both hospitals.

Data sharing collaborations between both hospitals will aim to share data for exploratory or specific academic research benefits. The Royal Marsden will contribute to the Optimam breast imaging database at The Royal Surrey, which includes anonymised digital mammograms and anonymised associated radiological and pathological data which will be used for research and training purposes. 

Both trusts will also work together to recruit patients to clinical trials, and particularly collaborate on recruitment to research studies for head and neck and upper GI cancers (improving trial access for patients). For example, Mr. Nima Abbassi-Ghadi from The Royal Surrey will recruit patients to Mr. Sacheen Kumar’s, (Consultant Upper Gastrointestinal (GI) Surgeon) study at The Royal Marsden investigating novel techniques for the early diagnosis of oesophageal cancer.

Through working together, both hospitals will be able to maximise their life-saving cancer research and continue to offer cancer patients world-leading treatment and care.