Cancer incidence is rising, with one in two of us expected to receive a diagnosis in our lifetime. That’s why we are building the Oak Cancer Centre, in Sutton. This state-of-the art new centre will give us the space we need to give more patients access to our life-saving treatment and care. Being able to expand our early diagnosis service will mean we can improve the chances of survival for many more patients. The centre will also bring over 400 world-leading researchers together under one roof, helping to speed up the development of new treatments for patients at The Royal Marsden and beyond.
We need your help to raise the final £5million so we can make the Oak Cancer Centre a reality and change the lives of cancer patients everywhere.
Building hope for people like Julie
Five years after being diagnosed with ovarian cancer stage 3c Julie was told that chemotherapy treatment was no longer working. A trial for a new drug called Olaparib was her only hope.
Julie says, “thanks to research I have been living with ovarian cancer for 18 years and feeling well. In that time, I have seen both my children married and six grandchildren born. I would never have seen any of this without The Royal Marsden.
The trial drug that is currently keeping me alive also works for people with breast and prostate cancer, if they have the same genetic mutation in their cancer as I have. I am walking proof that we need cancer researchers to work across different types of cancer.
The research taking place at The Royal Marsden is not just inspiring, it has given me many more years with my family. The new Oak Cancer Centre will give other people like me the same gift of life.”