About us

Cancerkin was set up in 1987 as the first hospital-based, dedicated breast cancer charity in the UK, concerned with treatment, supportive care, education and research. ‘Treat the patient, not just the cancer’ is its philosophy. The name ‘Cancerkin’ reflects concern also with the well being of the patient’s family and friends and their needs are served in a variety of ways.

Cancerkin is a registered charity (no. 1085517) and its services are free of charge, regardless of where the patient happens to be treated. The charity receives no statutory funding but depends entirely on voluntary support.

Cancerkin also runs an outreach programme to build awareness and provide support to women in East London. East London has one of the highest one-year mortality rates for breast cancer in the UK, and the project is very much focused on this disparity of outcomes. To read more, click here.

The Centre is open Monday to Friday, 9 till 5, so please call in for more information, should you be in the area. You will find us at the Cancerkin Centre, Royal Free Hospital, Pond Street, London NW3 2QG.