LOOKING TO THE FUTURE

An appeal to fund ground-breaking treatments and robotic surgery has been launched by the Rosemere Cancer Foundation

On 1st March the Rosemere Cancer Foundation launched its 20 Years Anniversary Appeal to fund a trio of cutting edge projects at Rosemere Cancer Centre. The projects forming the 20 Years Anniversary Appeal, through which Rosemere Cancer Foundation is hoping to raise £1.5 million to fund projects including the latest in robotic surgical systems to treat patients with gastrointestinal, bowel and gynaecological cancers.

Bringing the latest in robotic surgery to this region will make Rosemere Cancer Centre a European training hub for the advancement of robotic surgery. Also on the agenda is a state-of-the-art research facility to enable more of the centre’s patients to participate in clinical trials. Taking part in a trial could mean a patient has access to the medicines and treatments of tomorrow and, because they are still being researched, they are only available in a trials setting.

In addition, the charity wants to redevelop Rosemere Cancer Centre’s in-patient Ribblesdale Ward so that it moves away from being a traditional ward to become a modern, home from home with places to socialise, make snacks and drinks plus private bays that will provide quiet and restful areas not only for patients, but also for relatives wishing to stay.

To find out more about the 20 Years Anniversary Appeal and how to make a donation, and discover more about the centre and the work of Rosemere Cancer Foundation, which extends to all hospitals within the region treating cancer patients, go to: www.rosemere.org.uk

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