Oncology & Haematology
Our collaborative outlook with the University of Cambridge, Cancer Research UK and Macmillan enables us to bring together high quality clinical care and treatment underpinned by the world-class research. As well as being the local hospital for patients living in the Cambridge area, we function as a regional centre for rarer types of cancer. As such, we collaborate across the region as part of the East of England Cancer Alliance.
If you would like to see a little bit of where we work, click on the links below for a virtual 360 degree tour of our haematology and radiotherapy units.
Caring for our patients involves the expertise of a wide variety of motivated staff who are willing to learn and are adaptable. The way we work together, in a multidisciplinary team, is fundamental to the care we provide.
What our staff have to sayHead over to the CUH Careers page on Vimeo to take a look at what some of the staff have to say about working in Oncology & Haematology.
- Ward C9 – Teenage Cancer Trust Unit – Ward C9 has 8 inpatient beds and 4 day unit chairs providing cancer care and treatments to patients aged 14-24 in a purpose built unit supported by the Teenage Cancer Trust.
- Ward C10 – Haematology – C10 is a 16 bedded ward caring for patients undergoing autologous and allogeneic stem cell transplantation, including complex treatments for their disease and side effects of treatment.
- Ward D6 – Haematology – D6 has 11 beds and cares for patients undergoing autologous stem cell transplantation and complex treatments for their disease and the side effects of treatment.
- Ward D9 – Acute Oncology – D9 is a 33 bedded ward, Patients are admitted for complications of their disease and/or treatment, palliation, chemotherapy and radiotherapy
- Oncology Day Unit – The unit has 16 treatment spaces and delivers anti-cancer therapies& Supportive treatments to patients including chemotherapy to patients with solid tumours.
- Haematology Day Unit – Recently relocated to a larger unit with 23 treatment spaces. Patients with haematological conditions and cancers receive treatments including chemotherapy and supportive therapies
- Apheresis – Patients undergo highly specialised procedures including plasma exchange, red cell exchange, ECP (extra – corpereal photopheresis) for a complication of stem cell transplantation, and stem cell harvests are performed
- Cancer Assessment Unit – This team is part of the wider Acute Oncology Service. Nurses triage, assess and treat patients known to cancer services.
We also care for patients who are receiving symptom control and palliative care and pride ourselves in caring for patients and families undergoing the most challenging of times. We will support your on-going development to provide you with the skills required to care for patients undergoing complex cancer treatments.