"A new technique to test for lung cancer''
"Allows earlier diagnosis"
Dr Hare is a pioneer in UK lung biopsy technique and has improved patient experience using a shorter, less painful biopsy process with a higher diagnostic accuracy and less time spent in hospital. Dr Hare's innovative use of a Heimlich valve allows more successful biopsy of small lung nodules which can potentially lead to earlier cancer diagnosis.
Lung Biopsy Expert
Dr Sam Hare, Consultant Thoracic Radiologist & Service Line Lead for Radiology at Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals, who leads the Cancer Challenge prizewinning lung biopsy service there, said: “It is a huge privilege to be honoured with this NHS Innovation award".
Sam Hare, consultant thoracic radiologist and chief of radiology at Barnet hospital, is pioneering a new technique to test for lung cancer, which has the potential to spare patients from days in hospital and could allow for earlier diagnosis.
Fitzwilliam College Alumni News
The new method, which uses a small compact device called the Heimlich valve chest drain, instead of a traditional bulky chest drain, could free up hospital beds and increase tenfold the number of life-saving tests carried out each year.
Dr Hare in the Press
Fast and cheap test raises hope against lung cancer.The method allows patients to spend only an hour in an outpatient clinic, rather than a day in a hospital bed. Even if their lung collapsed — a complication of lung biopsies — patients could still be sent home.
The Royal College of Radiologists
Congratulations to Dr Sam Hare, Consultant Thoracic Radiologist (pictured holding trophy) and colleagues from Barnet Hospital, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust for winning the first ever NHS Innovation Challenge Prize for Cancer.
Dr Sam Hare is a leading Consultant Chest Radiologist within the UK. Based at the Royal Free London NHS Trust, he has introduced an innovative lung biopsy technique leading to both improved patient experience and earlier lung cancer diagnosis. He also works privately in London at The Wellington Hospital and Spire Bushey Hospital.
Sam works closely with experienced respiratory physicians, providing specialist radiological interpretation of chest images to achieve accurate diagnosis of both common and complex respiratory conditions.
Dr Hare offers an expert opinion on CT chest scans, including lung cancer screening for early stage lung cancer, and is able to provide imaging diagnosis for a wide array of lung conditions. He also performs a safe, highly accurate, streamlined lung biopsy technique which facilitates the diagnosis of early stage lung cancer in a wider range of patients.
Dr Hare's specialist services include: