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Global IT outage update - Monday 22 July

The issues affecting the supplier that provides our chemotherapy and immunotherapy treatments have now been resolved.

We want to thank our patients for being understanding and bearing with us and we apologise for any delays caused by this. Unless our teams contact you, please attend your appointment as planned. Throughout this incident, we have prioritised the most clinically urgent patients.

The Christie provides care and treatment for hundreds of people every day. The global IT outage last Friday (19 July 2024) affected many organisations but to put it into context, this affected less than a third of our patients.

Our staff have worked tirelessly over the weekend to deliver as many chemotherapy and immunotherapy treatments as possible and continue to do so to catch up on rescheduled treatments this week.

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Eye cancer

Cancer that starts in the eye is rare. Eye cancer is usually a type of skin cancer, called melanoma.

According to the NHS, there are around 750 new cases of eye cancer in the UK every year.

Eye cancer is cancer that starts in the eye. This is a rare type of cancer. It’s more likely that cancer starts elsewhere in the body and spreads to the eye. For example, breast cancer or lung cancer could spread to the eye.

Most eye cancers are melanomas, a type of skin cancer. This can be found by an optician during a routine eye test.

At The Christie, the head and neck and skin team in clinical oncology and the melanoma team may treat types of eye cancer.

Last updated: March 2023