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Hosted by: The Royal Marsden and The Institute of Cancer Research’s Clinical Research Facility and Biomedical Research Centre.

The imaging research open evening welcomes patients and relatives, patient advocates, healthcare professionals, scientists and staff working in cancer support networks.

Date: Thursday 20 March 2014

Time: 5.30pm

Location: Brookes Lawley building, The Institute of Cancer Research, Sutton

The open evening is an information evening for patients, carers and healthcare professionals to raise awareness of the imaging research work being done and its importance in cancer management. There will be information available on having an MRI scan, PET and CT and an overview on how these techniques are used in the research setting in particular cancers: Ovarian, prostate, breast, head and neck, myeloma etc.

The research is very much carried out in partnership with patients, and the opening evening is being led by two patient representatives. They will introduce the event at about 6pm and then there will be unit tours and information stands, interactive question and answer sessions and quizzes and refreshments. The main aim is to keep it as informal and interactive as possible. This event is expected to end by about 8pm.

This is a patient and public engagement activity as required by the funders NIHR(National Institute for Health Research).

If you require further information or to RSVP by Friday 7 March 2014 contact please contact:

Katherine May BSc

Imaging CRF Centre Manager

Department of Magnetic Resonance Imaging

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust

Downs Road, Sutton, Surrey SM2 5PT

Tel: 0208 642 6011 Ext 4109


Best wishes,


2 Replies

Hi Susan

I was wondering if this is for Marsden patients in particular .. and whether it's an information evening which would outline why certain scanners are used .. For example, I usually have CT which doesn't show microscopic disease. Would I be told there if PET would be better? Thanks T x


Hi Tina

The information that I have attached is all the details that I have so far. Please call or email Katherine Tel: 0208 642 6011 Ext 4109 /Email:

Many Thanks



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