The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust


What we do


One of the largest in the UK, the Centre offers integrated cancer services for the people of Leeds and is a specialist centre for patients with cancer in Leeds, Yorkshire and across the North of England. Our expertise and quality of care also attracts patients from other parts of the country and abroad.

We are known for a number of innovative treatments in radiotherapy and chemotherapy, lead the way in developing some of the most advanced cancer surgery in the country and are gaining an international reputation for interventional oncology. Our cancer care uses the latest image guided techniques.

Leeds Cancer Centre and Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust also have an enviable reputation for research. In partnership with Leeds University and the public and private sector we are pioneering new ways of treating cancer to achieve the best possible clinical outcomes for patients.

This focus, expertise and specialist infrastructure places Leeds Cancer Centre in a unique position to offer patients the most complete and seamless cancer care, from referral and diagnosis to treatment and beyond. 

Services are provided on the following five hospital sites:

Patients are cared for at the Centre from diagnosis through to follow-up after treatment. However, patients also come to Leeds to have specific treatments which are not available to them closer to their homes.

Chemotherapy and radiotherapy are provided on the St James’s University Hospital site by the St James’s Institute of Oncology, which is located in the purpose built Bexley Wing.

St James’s Institute of Oncology has a well-respected research programme and a high class reputation for its work in research trials. Surgical cancer care is delivered in a number of different areas of St James’s University Hospital, including Bexley Wing and also at Seacroft, Chapel Allerton and the Leeds General Infirmary.

As well as providing excellent clinical care, we offer a wide range of supportive care services, including complementary therapies and financial advice. Many of these can be accessed through the Leeds Cancer Support team, based at the Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre.

We work in partnership with Nova Healthcare to offer treatment and care, in dedicated surroundings, to private patients diagnosed with cancer, blood disorders and a range of neurological diseases.