Chemotherapy is a cancer treatment where medicine is used to kill cancer cells. There are many different types of chemotherapy medicine, but they all work in a similar way. They stop cancer cells reproducing, which prevents them from growing and spreading in the body.
The Sussex Cancer Fund was primarily set up as a charity to support the Sussex Cancer Centre. The Sussex Cancer Centre is based at the Royal Sussex County Hospital and is the hub of the Sussex Cancer Network, covering cancer services from Rye to Arundel and Brighton to East Grinstead. The main function of the Centre is the provision of both radiotherapy and chemotherapy treatment.
Our support for the Sussex Cancer Centre consists of purchasing additional equipment, funding refurbishment projects, providing additional services for patients and assisting the participation in and the funding of cancer research projects.
The Sussex Cancer Fund paid for the refurbishment of the chemotherapy suite at the Royal Sussex County Hospital, as well as many patient waiting areas at the Sussex Cancer Centre.
The Sussex Cancer Fund also assisted in the extension of Chemotherapy treatments at the Princess Royal Hospital in Haywards Heath. The expanded chemo service has meant that patients have been able to receive treatment locally rather than travelling to Brighton.
The Sussex Cancer Fund has awarded grants to several cancer research projects as well as funding a Research Practitioner role. This enables the trust to take part in many clinical trials and research projects. This not only helps national and international cancer research projects but also gives, where appropriate, some cancer patients access to new clinical trials and treatment.
The charity’s most ambitious project is the Macmillan Horizon Centre which we have built in partnership with Macmillan Cancer Care & BSUH. The Cancer Support Centre opened in November 2016 and is being used by 100s of our patients regularly.
Our aim is to provide the best possible care for cancer patients in Sussex, if you would like to support us in our mission please donate here
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The Sussex Cancer Fund was established in 1981 to work with the NHS to create new and improved facilities providing the best possible cancer care for Sussex.