A PIONEERING new mobile cancer unit was officially opened at the Uxbridge office of pharmaceutical firm Bristol Myers Squibb on Monday (23).

The Jewel unit is part of a 14-strong fleet run by the charity Hope for Tomorrow and is one of two funded by more than £700,000 from Bristol Myers Squibb, based in Sanderson Road.

It includes chemotherapy treatment chairs, pumps and a medical-grade fridge, which mean cancer patients can receive treatment onboard without having to spend time travelling or waiting in hospital for appointments.

After leaving Uxbridge, the Jewel unit travelled to Great Yarmouth where it will serve the community.