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Current Projects Funded by UCL Hospitals Charitable Foundation

Current Projects Funded by UCL Hospitals Charitable Foundation

UCL Hospitals Charitable Foundation is the main fundraising charity for key research, building and equipment projects across all University College London Hospitals. We rely on the generosity of our supporters in order to help us to run projects that positively change people's lives both now and in the future. Below are some of the projects that we urgently need your help and support with. Any amount that you are able to donate is gratefully received.

We caught up with Dr. Lukas Kalinke who is leading the Electrocautery Ablation for the pRevention of Lung Cancer (EARL) Trial to hear how work on the trial has progressed. The trial investigates whether squamous cell lung cancer (SQCC) can be prevented with early treatment of pre-cancerous lesions.

We hold a fund for Obstetrics at the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Hospital. Donations to this fund have previously enabled us to purchase a Fetal Scanning Machine for the Fetal Medicine Unit. This state of the art piece of equipment allows staff to diagnose and treat conditions detected in the womb such as heart defects, Downs Syndrome and Spina Bifida.

UCL Hospitals Charitable Foundation has very recently purchased a Cryoscope for the Sarcoid Department. This piece of equipment will be used for the cryoextraction of biopsies of lung parenchyma in patients with interstitial lung disease under fluoroscopic control and the relief of malignant airway obstruction.

One in three people are affected by cancer. Every day lives are changed forever by this disease, which indiscriminately alters the futures of people everywhere. Inspired by America’s cancer day-care centres, which focus on an individualised and holistic approach to the treatment of cancer patients, UCLH opened one of the top cancer centres in Europe in April 2012.

The Young Person's Outpatients Ward, based on T11 in University College Hospital, cares for 'day case' patients. These young patients can be suffering from long term illnesses just as the patients on T12 are, but they only need to attend the hospital for outpatient treatment.