Sheffield Trophoblastic Disease Centre
Screening and treatment for gestational trophoblastic tumours
The Sheffield Trophoblastic Disease Centre was established in 1973, as part of a national programme, to screen for gestational trophoblastic tumours for the North of England and North Wales. Trophoblastic tumours are a spectrum of disorders including hydatidiform mole and choriocarcinoma.
The Sheffield Trophoblastic Disease Centre is based at Weston Park Hospital in Sheffield. The centre is run in collaboration with the University of Sheffield and the Cancer Clinical Trials Centre at Weston Park Hospital.
In the UK there are three centres involved in the screening programme for trophoblastic disease, the others are at Charing Cross Hospital in London and at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee.
The Sheffield and London Centres also treat persistent tumours. Sheffield provides the service the service for the North of England and North Wales.