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The department was established at Charing Cross Hospital in the early nineteen sixties by Professor K.D. Bagshawe to develop effective treatment of choriocarcinoma based on hCG measurement.

Since that time we have gained an international reputation in the field of cancer diagnosis and treatment. Uniquely, we are an oncology laboratory located within a clinical oncology department, with full access to the required expertise. The laboratory has since become part of Blood Sciences within Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and now includes the measurement of endocrine hormones and trace metals.

We aim to provide the clinician with the complete picture of marker levels and our comprehensive reporting system produces real-time graphs with up to four markers at any one time. Together with an analysis of the rates of change in a marker level, information can be obtained about success of treatment or rapidity of tumour growth.

Page last updated 2012-06-11