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The Royal Marsden  For a future beyond cancer

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A massive congratulations to Royal Marsden patient @samuelexie46 on graduating this week with a law degree. We are super proud of you!

The 23-year-old was diagnosed with stage 4 Non-Hodgkins lymphoma in 2010 while studying for his A-levels.

Sam said: “I hope other patients can see that there is life after cancer treatment and you can do or achieve whatever you want. Your goals can still be reached if you want it enough. I’m now looking for a job where I can make a difference to other young people with cancer, where I can put my treatment and volunteering experiences into practice.”

We're really excited to be supporting The Royal Marsden's brand new Mobile Chemotherapy Unit (MCU), which was launched today and will bring cancer care closer to patients.

Liz Bishop, Deputy Chief Executive of The Royal Marsden, said: “Staffed by Royal Marsden nurses and designed to look and feel like the hospital inside, the MCU will deliver a full Royal Marsden experience closer to patients’ homes, reducing the need to spend time and money travelling to hospital.” The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity is funding two drivers (Bertie is pictured) who will be responsible for the safe delivery and return of the MCU, as well as checking patients in, providing refreshments and helping ensure the service runs smoothly.

The MCU is also supported by Hope for Tomorrow.

A big well done to Sam and Lucas for representing The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity as excellent mascots at the Aegon Championships at the Queen’s Club on Saturday, walking out on semi-finals day with Gilles Muller and Marin Cilic. Sam was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in December 2013 and Lucas was diagnosed with neuroblastoma in May 2015. Both received treatment at The Royal Marsden's Oak Centre for Children and Young People. “Sam only finished treatment two months ago so is regaining his strength and confidence and getting on with normal life. He loves tennis so this was a real treat for him," said Tamsin, Sam’s mum.

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

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