13 June 2017

New medical research centre at The Royal Free

The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust has launched a newsletter to keep interested parties up to date with the construction of the Pears Building.

The Pears Building is a new medical research centre which will be built on the grounds of the Royal Free Hospital. This is a hugely exciting project, which will mean
scientists are able to bring revolutionary new treatments for conditions such as cancer and diabetes to patients sooner. The UCL Institute of Immunity and Transplantation
(IIT), which will be based in the Pears Building, brings patients, doctors and scientists together so that researchers can better understand the treatments that might benefit patients.

It means more effective treatments will be available sooner to those who need them. Some of the world’s leading scientists are based at the IIT which means Royal Free patients can be first to benefit from their ground-breaking research.

Scientists at the IIT are developing a way of boosting the immune system so that it can fight cancer cells in the blood, in what is hoped will be a revolutionary new treatment for cancers such as leukaemia.

This project is a collaboration between the Royal Free London, the Royal Free Charity and University College London and many local residents and organisations have supported us. Among these have been The Pears Foundation, which donated £5million towards this project.

If you would like to join a working group, which can give feedback on the construction process or if you have any questions please contact Wilmott Dixon at: Pearsbuilding.community@willmottdixon.co.uk