St Peter’s Trust
St Peter’s Trust is unique in the UK in funding research on disorders that affect any part of the urinary tract from the kidney to the bladder to the urethra.
The Trust was established in 1970 to fund the research of the St Peters group of hospitals and the postgraduate Institute of Urology. When the clinical and research base was moved to University College London and the Royal Free Hospital in 2006, the Trust moved with them.
Read more about the history of St Peter’s Trust.
- Kidney disease - 5th largest cause of death
- Prostate cancer - 30,000 diagnoses a year
- Enlarged prostate - affects 50% of men by 50 years old
- Cystitis - affects 3% of women every year
- Diabetes - leads to kidney disease
- Bladder malfunction - misery for many
Research into practice
Research is the basis for progress and leads to new surgical, medical and genetic treatments. In the (nearly) half century of the Trust’s life, almost all of the treatments for urological and kidney diseases have radically changed or, at least, improved. Read more about current research projects.
Kidney stones affect 12% of men and 5% of women by the age of 70.
This x-ray shows a stone in the kidney, showning as a white object to the right of the spine. This stone is about 15mm in diameter and therefore too large to pass by itself and is usually painful. To enable patients to get rid of the stone modern treatments disintergrate it without an operation.
Outcome of disintegration treatment
Modern treatment fragments the stone without surgery which will then pass naturally as dust.
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St Peter’s Trust funds Kidney Bladder & Prostate Research projects aimed at the translation of advances in the understanding of disease into changes to the way that patients are cared for.
Research is the key to a cure. As technology advances new treatments and greater understanding of conditions is possible, providing patients with hope of a better future.