The Luton and Dunstable Hospital NHS Foundation Trust's Cancer Unit is part of the Mount Vernon Cancer Network. The Network covers a geographical area from North London to mid-Bedfordshire, west to Buckinghamshire and east to Hertfordshire, providing services to a population of two million people. The Mount Vernon Hospital Cancer Centre provides specialist care, including radiotherapy and complex chemotherapy, with the local Cancer Units and the Primary Care Trusts providing routine and on-going care, including chemotherapy.
Oncology services are provided by consultant staff from Mount Vernon, taking part in combined clinics with the Luton and Dunstable hospital staff.
To access the service please visit your GP
The lead clinician for cancer services is Mr. Mike Pittam, Consultant Surgeon.
Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) meetings for all tumour sites are held on a regular basis, mostly weekly, to discuss newly diagnosed or suspected cancer patients. Some MDT meetings participate in video-conferencing with other Network Teams to encourage wider discussion and input to the patient pathway. The MDT Office can be contacted on either: 01582 718 268 or 01582 718 099.
Dr B de Silva 01582 497561
Sec to Mr Kang 01582 492738
Sue Semper 01582 560206
Refer urgently patients:
CG27 Referral for suspected cancer: full guideline
CG27 Referral for suspected cancer: quick reference guide
CG27 Referral for suspected cancer: information for the
CG27 Referral for suspected cancer: NICE guideline
Skin Cancer (Melanoma) NHS Choices:
Macmillan Cancer Support - Melanoma:
The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
Cancer Research UK (Melanoma):
The Skin Care Campaign
The British Association of Dermatologists:
Skin Cancer (Non-Melanoma) NHS Choices:
Macmillan Cancer Support - Non-Melanoma:
Cancer Research UK (Non-Melanoma):
Mount Vernon Cancer Network - for residents of Hertfordshire and
Last updated: 20/06/2013
Update due: 20/06/2014