About the Cancer Centre 

The purpose-built University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre hosts outpatient and day care services for both cancer and non-cancer patients, a dedicated teenage and young adult cancer service, and a private patients’ floor run by HCA International. 

This five storey building has been designed with the needs of patients, and modern cancer care in mind, with lots of natural light, open spaces and a rooftop garden that everyone is welcome to use. To ensure that the building is truly patient-focused, patients were involved in both the design of the building and how the services operate within it.  We welcome feedback from anyone who visits the centre, please fill in a comment card next time you visit the centre or send any specific queries or comments by email.

UCH Macmillan Cancer Centre

The new Macmillan Support and information Service

Located on the ground and lower ground floors of the Cancer Centre, the Macmillan Support and Information Service provides advice and support for the challenges that a patient may face on their cancer journey. Patients, families and carers can drop in or book an appointment to access a wide range of information and support, from advice about welfare and benefits, to complementary therapy, emotional and psychological support. This service is also available for any haematology patients receiving their care in the Cancer Centre. The name of the Service reflects the importance we attach to our partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support, and their support in funding the development of this Service. The Macmillan Support and Information Service is now supported by charitable funding from theUCH Cancer Fund and Leukaemia and Lymphoma Unit fund.

State of the art equipment

The Centre is equipped with the very latest technology to help diagnose and treat cancer more effectively.  Patients will benefit from the latest advances in imaging, with the arrival of the UK’s first PET MR scanner providing detailed images with less radiation exposure.  It is likely that this state-of-the-art technology will be used to treat other diseases (such as neurological conditions) and for research purposes.

Haematology at the Cancer Centre

Haematology (diseases of the blood) services for cancer and non-cancer conditions will be provided on the fourth floor of the Cancer Centre.  This is because different haematological conditions require similar expertise and equipment, so it makes sense for UCLH to provide services to both type of patients within the same unit. This model of care is replicated at other centres.  Please call us on 020 3447 7359 if you have any queries about this.

Information for patients

 

Finding your way around the Centre

 

Frequently asked questions