the london sarcoma service
We are one of the largest sarcoma services in Europe with an international reputation
for providing the highest quality of care to patients with sarcoma.
We provide a comprehensive service to patients of all ages from the first consultation,
through investigation, to treatment, rehabilitation and follow-up,
seeing about 500 new patients with sarcoma each year.
Most patients are treated on one or both of two sites:
Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital
located at Stanmore, Middlesex, is a
dedicated specialist orthopaedic hospital, which incorporates the Institute of Orthopaedics
and Musculoskeletal Science (University of London). It is also home to the Sarcoma Unit
, which undertakes the
surgical treatment of patients (children, young people and adults) with bone tumours
and soft tissue sarcomas of the limb and trunk.
University College Hospital
, located in central London is
part of University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation
, a large teaching hospital associated with University College London
a recognised research centre of excellence. A large number of patients with cancer
are treated in the Department of Oncology, which includes the Sarcoma Unit, offering
radiotherapy and chemotherapy to patients with soft tissue and bone sarcomas.
In addition, a number of other specialist teams link in to provide surgery for sarcomas
arising in non-limb and trunk sites. These teams are located at UCH,
The Royal Free Hospital,
the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery,
the Royal Brompton Hospital,
and together with the Sarcoma Units at UCH and RNOH form the London Sarcoma Service.
The London Sarcoma Service and the Sarcoma Unit
of the Royal Marsden Hospital together provide specialist sarcoma services
within the London and South East Sarcoma Network. Patients
with soft tissue sarcoma may be referred to either service. All bone sarcomas are
referred to the London Sarcoma Service.