About The Royal Marsden

Recognised as a world-leading centre for treatment and research into cancer, The Royal Marsden has two hospitals, one in Chelsea, Central London, and the other in Sutton, Surrey. The hospital in Chelsea has a dedicated private wing with 21 en-suite private rooms and a comfortable Medical Day Unit enabling patients to have their chemotherapy treatment in a calming environment, without the need to stay overnight in hospital. The inpatient facilities in Sutton are designed to offer privacy in relaxing surroundings. Both sites provide the most up-to-date cancer care from leading cancer specialists as well as offering cutting edge technology to continue to improve cancer treatment.

Why choose private cancer care at The Royal Marsden?

  • The Royal MarsdenWorld-leading cancer centre treating all cancer types and subtypes
  • Internationally recognised, pioneering cancer specialists
  • Focus on research and innovation leading to the development of new treatments and therapies
  • Use of cutting edge technology
  • Tailor-made treatment from a multidisciplinary team led by a personal consultant
  • Holistic approach supporting both the individual and the family

“As a world-renowned centre of expertise, our vision is to contribute to global improvement in the effective treatment of cancer while providing treatment and care of the highest quality.”
Cally Palmer CBE / Chief Executive

State of the art cancer techniques

The Royal Marsden is at the forefront in the development and use of new radiotherapy, chemotherapy and surgical techniques for the treatment of cancer:

MR Linac - This machine shows magnetic resonance images and delivers X-ray radiation beams at the same time, allowing radiotherapy to be adjusted and delivered more accurately and effectively than ever before. The Royal Marsden was the first hospital in the UK to use it.

CyberKnife - A robotic radiosurgery system that can destroy inoperable or surgically complex tumours with targeted, high dose radiation.

Intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) - A specialised radiotherapy technique that shapes the radiotherapy beam to the tumour, reducing damage to surrounding tissues and allowing higher doses to be used.

The Royal MarsdenVolumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) - An advanced IMRT technique that reduces even further the risk of damage to surrounding tissues and involves shorter treatment times. The Royal Marsden as the first hospital in the UK to use VMAT.

da Vinci robotic surgery systems - The Royal Marsden was the first hospital in the UK to introduce the da Vinci S robotic surgical system back in 2007. The robot allows surgeons to perform minimally invasive surgical techniques for treating prostate cancer. The Royal Marsden has also become the first hospital in England to get the latest version of the robotic surgical system, the da Vinci Xi in 2015. This piece of innovative piece of machinery allows robotic surgeons to operate on other areas of the body and train surgeons of the future.

Neo-adjuvant chemotherapy -  The Royal Marsden are pioneers and experts in the use of chemotherapy to shrink breast tumours prior to surgery

Critical Care Unit - This 19 bed unit is the only one of its type in the UK, with two rooms designed for teenagers and young adults offering the highest standard of care. 

Oak Centre for Children and Young People - The Oak Centre for Children and Young People is one of the largest comprehensive children and young people’s cancer centres in Europe. It was opened in September 2011 by the President of The Royal Marsden, HRH The Duke of Cambridge, with his wife, HRH The Duchess of Cambridge.

Accreditations and awards

  • Care Quality Commission
  • LaingBuisson award winners including named Best Private Care Hospital two years in a row (2017 & 2018)
  • Employer of the Year (2018)



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Facilities and services

  • Pathology (on site)
  • Radiotherapy

Imaging and radiology services

  • CT scan
  • MRI scan
  • Mammography (Breast scan)
  • PET scan (Positron Emission Tomography)

Latest news

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust celebrate the legacy of their founder

Using MRI scans prior to prostate biopsies could help around a quarter of men avoid biopsy

The Royal Marsden celebrates individuals and teams who work across the Trust