Ben’s work at the forefront of cancer care
For consultant urological surgeon Ben Challacombe, Guy’s Cancer is a special place to work, not least for its capacity to offer pioneering treatments and truly advance cancer care.
It was robots, lasers and access to revolutionary new technology that first inspired Ben to specialise in urology.
Now, with 15 years’ experience in surgical robotics, Ben is as passionate as ever about the role of technology in enabling the best possible treatments for patients – and Guy’s Cancer is at the forefront of this work.
With six specialist surgical robots, Guy’s Cancer has the largest and longest-running robotics programme in the UK. For Ben, this innovative equipment and the expertise of the team have undoubtedly saved lives.
Guy’s Cancer Charity was fundamental in us starting robotics. They helped buy a robot back in 2004 when we had the first active robotics programme in the UK.
Ben, consultant urological surgeon and clinical robotics lead at Guy's Cancer
The Cancer Centre made a big difference to cancer care in South London. Having treatments on one site enables patients to have a familiarity, and for us to cross-refer between different disciplines.
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