King’s Comprehensive Cancer Centre

King’s Comprehensive Cancer Centre headed by Professor Tony Ng is the academic arm of one of the leading cancer centres in Europe. King's Health Partners' Comprehensive Cancer Centre brings together world-class clinical services, delivered by our NHS partners, research and education for the benefit of cancer patients in south east London and beyond.

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In addition to the individual research programmes, we have identified four research priorities, working at the clinical / non-clinical interface and across multiple disciplines to answer questions that will ultimately provide solutions for patient care. These priorities integrate, complement and draw expertise from members of our distinguished team of academics, who have been recognised for their outstanding work in the field of cancer research.

Our Research priorities

  1. Early detection and treatment of cancer including recurrence after treatment

  2. Cancer immunology and immunotherapy

  3. Enhancing the knowledge transfer between solid tumour and haematological oncology disciplines

  4. Integrative multimodality analysis (including machine learning) for precision medicine

We are committed to training future researchers and currently have over 80 students studying for a PhD in the Centre. We also run a very successful MRes in Translational Cancer Medicine.

King’s Health Partners (KHP) Haematology

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King’s Health Partners Haematology brings together haematology clinical services, alongside clinically focused research led by world-renowned academics. We ensure our expertise and knowledge is shared globally through our education and training programme.

Blood diseases and disorders have significant and often lifelong effects on patients’ mental and physical health, and the purpose of the Institute is to make a difference to their lives. We seek to provide the best possible care for our patients and the communities we serve, that meets all of their needs and to develop cures and vaccinations for haematological conditions - from blood cancers (like leukaemia) to haemoglobinopathies (blood disorders and diseases that affect red blood cells, such as sickle cell disease and thalassemia) - so that future generations will not have to face a lifetime with these diseases.

Personalised medicine and advanced therapies are widely recognised as key to the future of healthcare. Haematology is at the forefront of therapeutic innovation in these areas, particularly cell therapy (replacing diseased or dysfunctional cells with healthy, functioning ones) and gene therapy (using genes to treat or prevent disease) and remains the primary area for initial translation of scientific discoveries into new treatments. Our aim is to grow as an international hub for the development of novel strategies for the treatment of all blood disorders. We aim to cover the entire breadth of blood diseases, with our large and diverse patient population providing a platform for scientific discovery made locally, to be applied globally.

Building on the Institutes research and clinical strengths and reputation in this field, we seek to create a multidisciplinary, patient-centred research portfolio, encouraging cross-fertilisation of research themes, techniques and findings, and their translation into first-in-human clinical studies through an integrated clinical trials unit.

In partnership with the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London, we aim to link clinical and research teams focussed on whole-person care. This mind and body programme will assess the effect of holistic care on disease outcomes.

In addition to partnerships with major multinational companies, we intend to accelerate international collaborations with centres of excellence.

Learn more about the haematology clinical services provided by King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Guys’ & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.

Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine

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The Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine (FoLSM) is one of the largest and most successful centres for biomedical research and education in the UK. The Faculty has unparalleled expertise in basic, translational and clinical research, which is deployed to inform and deliver our education programmes, enhance clinical innovation and serve our communities.

The Faculty employs almost 1,900 FTE staff, of which there are 440 FTE academic staff and 800 FTE research staff. The Faculty is configured as six Schools and the cross-cutting Centre for Education. The Faculty holds an Athena SWAN Silver award. It has a comprehensive programme of initiatives to support an inclusive environment and culture, and promote diversity across our staff and student communities, as well as the leadership of the Faculty. The Faculty is led by the Executive Dean, supported by the Faculty Leadership Team.

The Faculty is located on four sites – Guy’s, St Thomas’, Waterloo and Denmark Hill on the King’s College Hospital site – reflecting our strong partnership with clinical centres of excellence.

The six Schools are:

  • School of Basic & Medical Biosciences

  • School of Biomedical Engineering & Imaging Sciences

  • School of Cancer & Pharmaceutical Sciences

  • School of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine & Sciences

  • School of Immunology & Microbial Sciences

  • School of Life Course & Population Sciences

About King’s College London

King’s College London offers an intellectually stimulating environment, where staff are dedicated to the advancement of knowledge and learning in the service of society. We are a multi-Faculty institution, providing high-quality education, research and innovation across the sciences, humanities, medicine, law, dentistry, and social sciences. As a member of the Russell Group, an association of leading UK research-intensive universities, we are committed to maintaining the highest standards in research and education. King’s is the largest centre for the education of healthcare professionals in Europe and is home to five Medical Research Council Centres spread across its three teaching hospitals.

King’s is one of the top 10 UK universities, ranked 35th in the world (QS World University Rankings, 2022) and the fourth oldest university in England, based in the heart of London. King’s has over 31,000 students from some 150 countries, and over 8,500 employees. King’s is in the top seven UK universities for research earnings and has an overall annual income of about £1BN (2021).

King’s Strategic Vision looks forward to our 200th anniversary in 2029. It shows how King’s will make the world a better place by focusing on five key strategic priorities: educate to inspire and improve; research to inform and innovate; serve to shape and transform; a civic university at the heart of London; an international community that serves the world.

King’s comprises nine faculties, each with an academic leader and professional services lead: Executive Dean of Faculty and Director of Operations. Professional Services are provided in every Faculty as well as centrally to deliver support services for students and staff.

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Our faculties

  • Faculty of Arts & Humanities

  • Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences

  • Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine

  • Faculty of Natural, Mathematical & Engineering Sciences

  • Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy

  • Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care

  • Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience

  • King’s Business School

  • The Dickson Poon School of Law