Dr Richard Dillon
Dr Deepti Radia
Dr Paul Fields
Professor Claire Harrison
The Comprehensive Cancer Centre functions as a coordinated multidisciplinary network across the hospitals within KHP. The Centre is accredited by the Organisation of European Cancer Institutes, and the Haematology transplantation service is JACIE-accredited. King's Health Partners (KHP) is an Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre (CRUK & NIHR-funded; joint Lead Prof J Spicer).
The new Cancer Treatment Centre building will open on the Guy’s campus in 2016. Research and clinical service are closely allied, and the Cancer CAG has been one of the first and most successful across KHP in establishing true integration.
A full range of research projects is available to IATs, with the Training Programme Directors and the Lead for IATs taking responsibility for matching trainees’ interests and aspirations with a suitable investigator and laboratory. Prominent areas of research engaged by IATs to date include lymphoproliferative disorders and myeloproliferative neoplasms.
This programme recruits trainees entering specialist training in Haematology, at ST3 level for ACFs. During the clinical component of the programme the IATs rotate on a 4 monthly basis through haematology training placements gaining experience in the management of a wide range of malignant and non malignant haematology including thrombosis and haemoglobinopathies.. The clinical Network covers a population of 2 million and provides excellent clinical training. All clinics, both at Guy’s & St. Thomas’ and Kings College Hospitals run on the basis of multidisciplinary teams. Trainees gain experience functioning within such an environment, following patients through their diagnosis, treatment and subsequent management. They are also involved in recruiting patients into clinical trials with GCP training.
IATs are fully integrated into rotations, and benefit from clinical experiences required for meeting training requirements including on-call, inpatient care , outpatient care and laboratory competencies. ACFs work with the TPD and Academic Supervisors to plan the appropriate project with timelines and 9 months of research time will be allocated over a 3 year period. This is to provide optimal clinical/research balance for these trainees, many of whom are pursuing a translational research project.