The Royal Marsden opened its doors in 1851 as the world’s first hospital dedicated to cancer diagnosis, treatment, research and education.
The Royal Marsden is the largest and most comprehensive cancer centre in Europe, treating over 50,000 NHS and private patients every year. It is a centre of excellence with an international reputation for groundbreaking research and pioneering the very latest in cancer treatments and technologies, as well as specialising in cancer diagnosis and education.
It provides inpatient, day care and outpatient services for all cancers, and pioneers and innovates in cancer nursing, treatment and drug development.
It was the first hospital in the world dedicated to cancer, and its unique relationship with The Institute of Cancer Research aids the development of new treatments and brings benefits to patients quickly.
What gives it its leading edge?
- Holistic care programmes, from diagnosis to treatment to recovery or palliative care
- Pastoral and psychological care for patients and relatives
- Dedicated and highly skilled staff
- Specialist research centre with the largest drugs trial unit in Europe
- Training and education schemes for cancer nurses, oncologists and GPs