Liver Cancer Surgery Appeal, Guildford

Dedicated to raising funds for the treatments of patients with primary and secondary liver cancer

We hope you will find the website informative and interesting.   It is intended to be helpful and give a better understanding of secondary liver cancer and the treatment options.

  • Clinical Research

  • Academic Research

  • Saving Lives

The Liver Cancer Surgery Appeal (LCSA) is dedicated to raising funds for the treatment of patients with liver cancer.  The charity was set up in 1997 with the specific objective of raising funds to buy equipment for liver cancer surgery and, in addition, for research purposes to improve outcomes for patients with liver cancer.   The charity bought the first set of equipment for complex, pioneering liver surgery in 1997.  At that time the Royal Surrey County Hospital had a single-handed surgeon, Professor Nariman Karanjia, in post.

In 2004 the Regional Hepaticopancreatobiliary (liver pancreas, gallbladder) Unit for Surrey and Sussex was established at the Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guildford.   This unit now has five HPB surgeons dedicated to carrying out surgery of the liver, pancreas and bile ducts.   The equipment for liver surgery for all these surgeons has been provided by the Liver Cancer Surgery Appeal.   Obviously, the long-term objective is to continue funding this expanding unit.

Our Appeal is a registered charity (RCN 1061703), independent of the NHS and we rely entirely on public support to fund our vital work.

Without LCSA there would be no liver service in Guildford. It is now an expanding regional centre in Guildford, Surrey serving a population of 2.5 million