The Trust is a member of the Kent Cancer Research Network and a major recruiter into clinical trials covering all types of cancer.
Clinical trials are now available locally for the majority of tumour types and referral pathways have been agreed across Trusts in Kent and Medway to maximise treatment opportunities for cancer patients. This involves testing new treatments as part of national trials.
Consultant Urological Surgeon Mr Sashi Kommu is Departmental Lead for Education, Research and Innovation and also leads the Clinical Trials undertaken by the Urology Team. He is Reader in Uro-oncology & Cancer Biology at the School of Biosciences, University of Kent. He is also the all-surgical specialty lead for The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network for Kent, Surrey & Sussex.
If you would like further information on the research being carried out by Cancer Services please contact Sue Drakeley firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Urology Department has a faculty of experts comprising of Surgeons, Oncologists, Radiologists, Scientists, Research Fellows and Specialist Nurses and is actively involved in research and innovation.