Looking after our patients better
Our in-house research looks at ways we can look after patients better. This research covers areas such as:
- Patient care
- Supportive medications
- Imaging (e.g PET scanning)
We have a tissue bank where patients donate small amounts of blood and other tissues. This allows us to learn more about the way blood cancers behave.
Research to improve patient care includes:
- A new nurse-led approach to starting antibiotics in patients with serious infection. This has cut the time to treatment by an hour and improved outcomes for these patients.
- Finding that it safe to send patients home after intensive chemotherapy once their white blood count returns to normal. This reduces the time they have to spend in hospital.
Many of these internal studies have been published in international journals. This research has lead to changes in patient care across the world.