Welcome to the Barts Centre for Squamous Cancer
Please note that we are a research organisation and not a clinical service, and as such are unable to offer referrals for treatment.
Our east London location
Barts Centre for Squamous Cancer is a new centre of excellence dedicated to improving detection, treatment, and quality of life for patients with squamous cancer. Squamous cancers are the most frequent human solid tumours and a major cause of mortality. Squamous cancers can form in the skin, the lining of the oral cavity and oesophagus, the lungs, and the cervix. Recent pioneering Barts research has shown that these tumours have common determinants, and this has raised exciting opportunities for new strategies for cancer prevention, detection and treatment. Barts Centre for Squamous Cancer is a cross-institute collaborative centre at Queen Mary University of London, bringing together research groups with diverse expertise from across the School of Medicine and Dentistry to tackle the problem of squamous cancer and drive clinical innovation.
Barts Centre for Squamous Cancer is situated in east London, where there is a particularly high prevalence of squamous cancer of the oral cavity. At present there is insufficient knowledge of which patients in east London are most at risk of developing squamous cancer, how this cancer develops, and what can be done to prevent and treat this disease. Barts Centre for Squamous Cancer is dedicated to working with the population of east London in order to tackle these questions, for the benefit of all patients with squamous cancer and those who are at risk of developing this disease.
The 2023 symposium for the Barts Centre for Squamous Cancer took place on Wednesday 26 April 2023. The symposium included an international keynote address from Professor Paolo Dotto (Harvard, and President of the International Cancer Prevention Institute), and a series of short talks showcasing squamous cancer research at QMUL and throughout the UK.