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Patients in London are receiving earlier lung cancer diagnosis and treatment thanks to an innovative way of performing lung biopsies at Barnet Hospital, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust.
Congratulations to Dr Sam Hare, Consultant Thoracic Radiologist (pictured holding trophy) and colleagues from Barnet Hospital, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust for winning the first ever NHS Innovation Challenge Prize for Cancer.
Fast and cheap test raises hope against lung cancer.The method allows patients to spend only an hour in an outpatient clinic, rather than a day in a hospital bed. Even if their lung collapsed — a complication of lung biopsies — patients could still be sent home.
The NHS Innovation Challenge Prizes exist to encourage, recognise and reward these frontline ideas, and support innovators in getting them embedded across the NHS. Dr Sam Hare, said: “It is a huge privilege to be honoured with this NHS Innovation award. This is an exciting opportunity to help shape a new and brighter landscape for lung cancer patients."
Sam Hare, consultant thoracic radiologist and chief of radiology at Barnet hospital, is pioneering a new technique to test for lung cancer, which has the potential to spare patients from days in hospital and could allow for earlier diagnosis.
The new method, which uses a small compact device called the Heimlich valve chest drain, instead of a traditional bulky chest drain, could free up hospital beds and increase tenfold the number of life-saving tests carried out each year