QE Cancer

With someone diagnosed with cancer every two minutes, we want to do all we can to help the patients treated at the QE.

We are a centre of excellence for cancer care in the West Midlands and currently see thousands of patients. We want to do all we can to help those children and adults who are treated at our hospitals and in the community as they face one of the toughest challenges in their lives.

Our fantastic supporters have helped us fund some incredible state-of-the-art equipment and research that has saved lives as well as create spaces that make the wards feel less clinical.

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Cutting Edge

A few years ago we funded Cyberknife. The CyberKnife machine is a robotic system which uses high doses of radiation to sub-millimetre accuracy as it has the ability to track the tumours' position throughout the treatment.

The CyberKnife machine is able to treat small well well-defined tumours located in traditionally difficult-to-reach parts of the body which if damaged would have devastating effects. It is commonly used to treat selected brain tumours and increasingly used to treat other tumours around the body.

Radiation Therapy

We also funded a TomoTherapy HD treatment system which is a combined radiotherapy treatment machine and CT imaging system.

It enables daily imaging prior to treatment to ensure that the patient is positioned accurately before delivering intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT).

This technique permits better shaping of the radiation dose around the tumour and helps to reduce the dose to healthy tissues or critical structures. The TomoTherapy HD treatment system can be used to treat many different tumour sites.

PET-CT Scanner

Help us change and save lives at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham! We need your support to put Birmingham on the map!

We are launching a multi-million pound fundraising appeal to fund a state of the art PET CT Scanner for the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.

Supporting Children With Cancer

It can be a worrying time for anyone going through cancer let alone a child; that’s why we are determined to make the treatment journey for these mini superheroes as easy as possible.

Every year, nearly 100 children are treated for cancer at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham. Each child goes through an average of 30 treatments, so to prepare them, we provide them with a miniature building block set of a radiotherapy machine, CT / MRI scanner to help them understand the process making it less likely they’ll need anaesthetics.

Cancer Cloud Kits

Telling a loved one that you have cancer, is really difficult and telling a child can be even harder. We offer Cloud Kits to our cancer patients to help them explain to their children what they or a family member are going through.

They have age-appropriate booklets of information, colouring in pages, cards, worry pegs and much more to help the child understand what their loved one is going through.

Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK with one woman diagnosed every 10 minutes.

Around 55,000 women and 400 men are diagnosed every year in the UK, that’s why we’re doing all we can to help breast cancer patients across Birmingham, the West Midlands and beyond while they are going through their treatment. From mobile screening units to try and catch cancer early to cold caps that help prevent hair loss.

Haematology And Oncology

Patients are treated on our Haematology and Oncology wards with a wide range of cancers including breast cancer, leukaemia, lung and prostate cancer, and are usually in hospital for weeks, if not months.

Lengthy hospital stays can be uncomfortable and stressful for both patients and their families which is why we refurbish the units to make them brighter and more comfortable for those who need to spend long periods of time there.