Improving breast cancer outcomes
Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer affecting women in the UK today, with one woman diagnosed every ten minutes. The number of people who survive breast cancer for five years or more after they are diagnosed is lower in East London than the rest of the UK.
We want this to change.
We want every one of our patients who is dealing with breast cancer to have the best possible chance of recovery and long-term survival.
Together, we could make it happen.
A new Breast Cancer Centre: our ambition
Our ambition is to centralise surgical services alongside other breast cancer services at St Bartholomew’s Hospital. By bringing expertise together in one place we could significantly improve surgical outcomes and experience for patients.
Experts in one place would create the multi-disciplinary hub required to deliver world class care and drive forward breast cancer research. As well as improving breast cancer outcomes for patients today, this would also help make a significant contribution to global research, saving lives for generations.
"This centre will improve outcomes and make Barts a global beacon for breast cancer patients. I believe this project offers new hope to cancer patients in East London and will help thousands of women over the next decade.”Professor Tom Powles, Director of Barts Cancer Centre