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Hope in the fight against lung cancer

Harefield Hospital’s Dr Paras Dalal is finding great success in the treatment of lung cancer with percutaneous tumour ablation. Lung cancer remains the largest cause of cancer deaths world-wide. Despite…

Research latest: blood test developed to diagnose cancer

New research, led by Mr Eric Lim, consultant thoracic surgeon at Royal Brompton Hospital, could revolutionise the way cancer is diagnosed in the future.  The pioneering test, which they believe will eventually be…

The Hay Fever Season: Are you prepared..?

For many who live in the UK, summer is a time of spending more time outdoors. But for the 16 million people who suffer from hay fever, the summer months…

RB&HH staff share expertise on visit to China

In early January, Professor Mike Polkey, consultant physician, and Bhavin Mehta, physiotherapist, travelled to China to assist in setting up a new study to compare pulmonary rehabilitation with Tai Chi…

Call for lung cancer screening in UK to save lives

Following the release of US data, Professor John Field of Liverpool University suggests that planning should start immediately for a new lung cancer screening service targeting older smokers in the…

New technique launched for lung cancer keyhole surgery

Consultants at Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals are using a new form of keyhole surgery for lung cancer, using just one small incision. Our surgical team believes that this may…