We work with our partners to improve outcomes for cancer patients
We are one of 15 research centres that works with Cancer Research UK, Queen Mary University of London, and the Francis Crick Institute.
We carry out research across five areas:
- Cancer prevention and risk reduction
- Cancer screening and early diagnosis
- Genetics and evolution of cancer
- Targeting tumour cells
- Targeting the tumour microenvironment
For more information about cancer research at Barts Health, contact the our cancer research team by email or call 020 7882 5555. You can also speak to your care team directly.
Benefits of taking part in a cancer trial
- You might have access to a new treatment that is not available elsewhere
- You will be cared for closely by the research team
- If the treatment being studied is more effective than the standard treatment, you may be among the first to benefit
- The trial may help scientists learn more about cancer and help people in the future.
Possible risks of taking part in a cancer trial
- The new treatment may not be better than, or even as good as, the standard treatment
- New treatments may have side effects that doctors do not expect or that are worse than those of the standard treatment
- You may be required to make more visits to the doctor than if you were receiving standard treatment. You may have extra expenses related to these extra visits, such as travel, housing, and childcare costs
- You may need extra tests. Some of the tests could be uncomfortable or time consuming
- Even if a new treatment has benefits in some patients, it may not work for you.
Tell us what you think
We welcome advice and feedback from the people who use our services.
Here for you
The Maggie's Centre at St Bartholomew's Hospital provides free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer and their families.
Visit a Macmillan information centre
Support for you
Visit a Macmillan centre in any of our hospitals
They offer a free drop-in service for anyone affected by cancer. You can access confidential one-to-one support, information booklets, welfare and benefits advice and details of other local and national services.