Sarcoma - The London Sarcoma Service 

University College London Hospitals (UCLH) and The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH) run 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. The service receives over 4,500 new referrals each year to see patients with suspected sarcomas. 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 (University of London) and is the location of specialist pathology services and of limb/trunk surgical oncology. Outpatient facilities are also available at Bolsover Street, London W1. 
 
University College Hospital, located in Central London, is part of UCLH and is a large teaching hospital associated with University College London. Additional surgical oncology, as well as radiotherapy and chemotherapy, takes place at this site. There are also specialist facilities and expertise for children and young people with cancer.
 
We have a large team of clinicians, specialist nurses and allied healthcare professionals (including physiotherapists, dieticians and occupational therapists). In addition, specialist teams at The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (part of UCLH), The Royal Brompton Hospital and The Royal Free Hospital link in to provide surgery for sarcomas arising in non-limb and trunk sites. 

Conditions treated

We specialise in soft tissue and bone sarcomas, as well as related conditions such as fibromatosis. 

Service performance

Patients with suspected cancer are seen by a specialist within two weeks.

Patient support services

A top priority of the London Sarcoma Service is to place the patient at the centre of their care. All patients are assigned to a key worker to support them and their families through their diagnosis, treatment and follow-up after treatment is finished. The key workers are usually clinical nurse specialists.

We are able to offer psychological support from the key worker and from trained counsellors, and a range of complementary therapies are available to patients receiving treatment as inpatients and outpatients.

A major part of the service provided to sarcoma patients is supportive care, symptom control, and palliative care. We are very well-supported by an excellent palliative care team providing dedicated care to all patients whether receiving curative or palliative treatment.
 
Patient aftercare

Patients who have finished treatment will be monitored to check for any signs that the cancer has returned or become active again. They will be seen regularly in clinic for several years.

  • The doctors, nurses and all staff were very helpful and did their best to make me feel comfortable. I’d like to thank them all.

  • I have received excellent treatment, information and support.

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 Contact details

Sarcoma - The London Sarcoma Service
University College Hospital
235 Euston Road
London, NW1 2BU
Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital
Main hospital: Brockley Hill
Stanmore
Middlesex, HA7 4LP

Patient enquiries
Telephone: 020 3447 4821

GP enquiries
Telephone: 020 3447 4821

Service manager - Chrissie O'Leary
Email: chrissie.oleary@uclh.nhs.uk

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