A Photograph of the completed Oak Cancer Centre building in Sutton

The Oak Cancer Centre

This world-class facility dedicated to transforming the lives of people affected by cancer was officially opened on 8 June. 

A new era at The Royal Marsden

We are delighted that His Royal Highness Prince William, Prince of Wales, President of The Royal Marsden, visited Sutton on 8 June to officially open the Oak Cancer Centre.  

The Royal Marsden gives hope to patients and their families every day. But the face of cancer research is changing and the number of people who need our help increases every year.

The Oak Cancer Centre in Sutton will help our incredible team at The Royal Marsden to provide world-class care to more people, diagnose cancer earlier, develop innovative treatments, and save lives. 

Read more about the official opening here. 

To everyone who has donated, fundraised, walked, run, volunteered, or supported us in any way,
Thank you
Brick by brick, your support has been instrumental in making the Oak Cancer Centre a reality. 
The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity wishes to thank the following organisations and individuals who generously funded the Oak Cancer Centre and also those who wish to remain anonymous.

Oak Foundation

The Oak Cancer Centre has been named in recognition of Oak Foundation, and their generous £25 million donation towards the Oak Cancer Centre appeal. Oak Foundation is a long-standing supporter of The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity and The Royal Marsden.

Thank you to those who made transformational gifts

Alex Beard & Emma Vernetti

Denise Coates Foundation

Goldman Sachs Gives

Kuok Group Foundation

Basil T D Larsen

Ralph Lauren Corporation

Laurence Misener Charitable Trust

The Suliman S. Olayan Foundation

Garfield Weston Foundation

The Charles Wolfson Charitable Trust

Wolfson Foundation

Thank you to more of our generous supporters and the Appeal Board members who kindly volunteered their time to the Oak Cancer Centre appeal.

"Supporters of The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity have been vital in creating this world-leading facility that will transform so many lives."

"We are excited to see the incredible difference the Oak Cancer Centre will make for cancer patients across the UK and beyond. 

The completion of the Oak Cancer Centre is a testament to the generosity of supporters of The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity. Whether you donated, fundraised, walked, ran, volunteered or supported us in any way, we would like to extend our sincere thanks to everyone who helped to make this appeal such a success."

Antonia Dalmahoy, Managing Director of The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity. 

The Oak Cancer Centre is more than just bricks and mortar.

It is a place where we will address some of the most pressing challenges in cancer research, diagnosis and treatment.  

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A hub for innovation and discovery

For the first time, over 400 researchers are brought together in the same building as clinicians and patients. This interaction will foster collaboration and deepen The Royal Marsde...
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Improving early diagnosis to improve survival 

The Oak Cancer Centre not only means more people will receive earlier cancer diagnoses, it enables researchers to find new and faster ways to identify the disease. 
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Providing an environment to match our excellent care

The Oak Cancer Centre provides a reassuring environment that supports the wellbeing, dignity and privacy of our patients. 
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Training the oncology leaders of the future

The Oak Cancer Centre more than doubles The Royal Marsden’s capacity to host formal training programmes, seminars and lectures 
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Special thanks to the Oak Cancer Centre Appeal Board 

We are hugely grateful for the incredible support we received from our Appeal Board, chaired by Mike Slade OBE, which was the engine behind our fundraising efforts over the last six years. This highly committed board of 16 volunteers has been instrumental in helping us raise over £70 million to make the building a reality.  

Find out more about The Oak Cancer Centre Appeal Board.

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Over £70 million raised 

Thanks to the incredible generosity of our donors, partners and fundraisers, The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity raised over £70 million making it our largest-ever fundraising appeal to date. The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity wishes to thank Oak Foundation and all the organisations and individuals who generously funded the Oak Cancer Centre.  

Take a look back at the Oak Cancer Centre Appeal here.