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Research leading to new treatments



We're one of the UK's biggest and most productive cancer centres linking laboratory research with the way we deliver cancer care.

Researcher in our Biobank

Our researchers work closely with researchers at other organisations, such as King’s College London, to find better ways to treat cancer. As part of King's Health Partners, one of the UK's six Academic Health Science Centres, our patient care is supported by teams of researchers who carry out pioneering studies to help improve the prevention, detection and treatment of a wide variety of cancers.

Recognised for excellence

Our partnership was awarded Comprehensive Cancer Centre status by the Organisation of European Cancer Institutes in 2015 in recognition of our excellence in patient care, research and training.

Once we identify treatments that could work, we need to test them to see if they are safe and effective. Many of our patients for whom treatment has not worked so far are eager to be involved in these clinical trials, so that they can access the latest treatments.

As soon as positive research findings emerge, our healthcare staff can put these new methods into practice, to ensure patients benefit can from the new learning without delay.

Part of nationally funded research centres

We have several nationally funded research centres, including:

These networks keep us up to date with the very latest findings in cancer research.

Preparing for the future

We also have a cancer biobank, which collects tissue and blood samples gathered from patients. These are used for research that helps us to understand what causes cancer, which treatment options are likely to be effective, and how to improve patient care.

Innovation Hub at Guy's Cancer

Our Cancer Centre at Guy's includes a new Innovation Hub with state-of-the art facilities.

Benefits for our patients

For patients, these two sides of our work – care and research – complete the circle of healthcare. The care we provide draws on the latest research findings, while our facilities also help develop the cancer treatments of tomorrow.



Take part in a clinical trial

Help us with our research at Guy's and St Thomas' – get involved in clinical trials.

Find out more about cancer research

Find out more about cancer research at our hospitals.

Research at the innovation hub

Find out more about our research innovation hub in the Cancer Centre at Guy's.