The Family Cancer Clinic is funded by the NHS and the CKRUK Imperial Cancer Centre, and is based at St. Mark's Hospital. We offer advice to people who have a family history of colorectal or associated cancers and provide screening, clinical follow up ,and counselling.
Follow the link for more information about the History of the Family Cancer Clinic.
The Family Cancer Clinic welcomes referrals from General Practitioners, regarding individuals with a family history of colorectal cancer who are worried about their risk of developing colorectal cancer.
For more information, follow the links for the Referral Guidelines for St Mark’s Family Cancer Clinic, and the guidelines for people who have one immediate relative affected by bowel cancer over the age of 50 years.
For health professionals: we are currently not on the choose and book system, so a referral letter from the patient's GP will need to be posted or faxed to:
Professor Huw Thomas,
The Family Cancer Clinic, St. Mark's Hospital, Level 5,
Watford Road, Harrow, Middlesex
Tel: 0208 235 4266 Fax: 0208 235 4277 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If it is not convenient for you to be referred to St. Mark's Hospital Family Cancer Clinic your GP can refer you to your local genetic service for advice. The Genetic Alliance can provide a list of Regional Genetics Services: www.geneticalliance.org.uk/services.htm
The NHS is offering Bowel Cancer Screening for everybody from 60+ years.
For more information, we have a number of Patient Information Leaflets, or you can visit the following useful websites:
|NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme||www.cancerscreening.nhs.uk|
|Cancer Research Uk||www.cancerresearchuk.org/home/|
|Genetic Alliance for a list of Regional Genetics Services||www.geneticalliance.org.uk/services.htm|
|St. Mark's Polyposis Registry||www.polyposisregistry.org.uk|
|Macmillan Cancer Support||www.macmillan.org.uk/home.aspx|
|The North West Thames Reigonal Genetics Service||www.nwlh.nhs.uk/nwthamesgenetics|
|St. Mark's Hospital||www.stmarkshospital.org.uk|
Professor Huw Thomas MA PhD FRCP - Consultant Physician /consultant-staff
Carole Cummings - Genetic Nurse Counsellor/Clinical Nurse Specialist
Carole works part-time in the Family Cancer Clinic, usually on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Friday afternoons
Margaret Stevens - Data Administrator
Elizabeth Goodband - Referrals Administrator
Julie Jeffries - Secretary