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The Royal Marsden  For a future beyond cancer


Happy Father's Day!

Fathers, sons and mentors are once again teaming up today for #FatherandSonDay to increase awareness of male cancers and raise money for The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity.

The campaign was set up in 2014 by Daniel Marks and Jack Dyson, two friends who both survived testicular cancer, and whose fathers have also had cancer. Since then, they have raised more than £100,000 for the charity to help fund the UK’s first Robotic Surgical Fellowship programme at The Royal Marsden.

Get involved this year by sharing your own #FatherAndSonDay photo on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, and donating £5. Simply text MARSDEN to 70800 to give £5 and nominate friends to do the same.
Orlebar Brown and MR PORTER have released exclusive t-shirts that showcases the unique bond between a father and a son. They are being sold globally on orlebarbrown.com and MRPORTER.COM with proceeds going to The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity.

Find out more: http://bit.ly/2rqNQSz

We’re deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Emmy Coates. She was such an inspiration and made a huge impact on everyone who met her, including Royal Marsden staff and other patients. Emmy and Jake took on some amazing fundraising challenges for us, which included the Tandemonium Tandem challenge, The Marsden March and creating the Tara & Tyrone book. Their incredible support raised more than £124,000 for The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity, which means we can fund pioneering research into thyroid cancer.

A massive thank you to #GBBO finalist @cakesmyth for popping in to bake Cookie Monster cupcakes with our young patients - they loved it!

In the lead up to Father’s Day, @fatherandsonday is raising funds for The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity.

Set up in 2014 by Daniel Marks and Jack Dyson, two friends who both survived testicular cancer and whose fathers also had cancer, #FatherandSonDay is all about inspiring men and fighting male cancer.

Over the years, their campaign has raised more than £100,000 for the charity and helped fund the UK’s first Robotic Surgical Fellowship programme at The Royal Marsden.

You can contribute by texting MARSDEN to 70800 to donate £5

12-year-old Daisy has received chemotherapy and radiotherapy at The Oak Centre for Children and Young People for Hodgkin Lymphoma. Here she is with some of the lovely nurses who cared for her.
Daisy said “all the nurses here make me feel safe and happy, they reassure me and we have girly chats”.

Simon White, 44, was diagnosed with non-small cell lung cancer in October 2016.
Following surgery and chemotherapy, he agreed to take part in clinical trial called LungArt, which aims to find out if radiotherapy following surgery can help prevent the cancer coming back. For Simon, it means receiving radiotherapy every week day for over five weeks. “I agreed to take part in LungArt to give something back to The Royal Marsden for the treatment and care I’ve received,” Simon said. “I’m actually cancer-free, so there’s not necessarily any benefit for me but the benefit for research and for patients like me in the future is enormous. I’m lucky enough to live just a mile away from this world-class research facility, so coming in every day for a few weeks was the least I could do.” #iamresearch #ictd2017

Simon Hill couldn't travel to Cyprus for his daughter's wedding, so staff on Burdett Coutts Ward brought the wedding to him! They decorated his bay, made a wedding cake and set up a laptop so he could watch the wedding on Skype. He put on his best suit, a corsage and enjoyed an alcohol-free cider. "It was the best thing that could have happened to me as I'm in hospital and everyone who shared it with me seemed to enjoy it as well," says Simon.

Today we welcomed HRH The Duke of Cambridge to celebrate his tenth anniversary as President of The Royal Marsden. As part of his visit, he saw the UK’s first MR Linac, shadowed staff and met patients in our Radiotherapy Department and Oak Centre for Children and Young People, revisiting his work experience days from 2005

To mark the 10 year anniversary of becoming President of The Royal Marsden, HRH The Duke of Cambridge will visit us tomorrow.
Over the last decade The Duke has opened our Endoscopy Unit met patients on the West Wing Clinical Research Centre, opened the Oak Centre for Children and Young People, watched two live operations, came to see our research work and opened the Ralph Lauren Centre for Breast Cancer Research.
He became President in May 2007, a position previously held by his mother, Diana, Princess of Wales.

A huge thank you to our dedicated and compassionate nurses for the incredible care they provide to our patients.
Tell us who your nurse heroes are in the comments below

#nurseheroes #IND2017 #InternationalNursesDay #nurse #cancer

If you told Blue Tobin’s mum a few years ago that he’d be ringing the end of treatment bell to celebrate being ‘medically cured’ of cancer, she’d find it hard to believe.
But today the eight-year-old did just that at his five-year check-up with consultant Dr Mike Potter.
Blue was diagnosed with an aggressive cancer called acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) when he was just two years old.
To save his life, it was absolutely vital his leukaemia was put into remission so he could receive a bone marrow transplant.
Despite chemotherapy initially working well, his cancer came back and it looked like there was nothing further that could be done for Blue and his family – until the clinical team at The Royal Marsden suggested something truly groundbreaking.
Blue’s mum, Francesca, was told about two drugs that had been trialled in adult cancer patients but had never been used together on a child of Blue’s age.
Using all of their knowledge and expertise, the clinicians developed a unique dosage for a very fragile Blue and gave him the treatment.
Thanks to Blue and his family’s willingness to take such a huge risk, the treatment is now available to help save other children’s lives.

Thank you so much to The Royal Marsden's Patron, Her Majesty the Queen, for her gift of daffodils. Each ward has a vase for our patients and staff to enjoy

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