Cancer research

Cancer research

We are part of a national network applying cutting-edge research to healthcare.

Cancer research

Cancer research

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 also are home to some of the most influential scientists in the world.

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.

Take part in a reseach study

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.
Visit Maggie's

Maggie's Barts

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 the centre

Visit a Macmillan information centre

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.

St Bartholomew’s Hospital

Ground floor, west wing 
Mon – Fri: 10am – 4.30pm
Tel: 020 3465 6611

Whipps Cross Hospital

Junction 3-4, main corridor
Mon – Fri: 10am – 4pm
Tel: 020 8535 6790
Click here for accessibility information

Newham Hospital

Main entrance, zone 1
Mon – Fri: 9am – 4.30pm
Tel: 020 7363 8758

The Royal London Hospital

9th floor, urology outpatients
Mon – Fri: 9am – 4pm
Tel: 020 3594 0508