Last week was the annual scientific conference of the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) at the BT Convention Centre in Liverpool, showcasing the latest basic, translational and clinical cancer research, with over 1,500 delegates. It was significant to see the …
Chris founded the National Cancer Intelligence Network (NCIN), which transferred into Public Health England (PHE) in April 2013. The NCIN is a partnership funded by a range of bodies, including the public sector and leading cancer charities, tasked with providing new insights and intelligence into cancer inequalities, diagnosis, care, outcomes and experience.
On a personal level, Chris has seen the best and the worst of cancer outcomes. He lost his younger brother six years ago after a delay in his diagnosis. In contrast, his wife was diagnosed with breast cancer five years ago, received rapid diagnosis, excellent treatment and care and is now fit and well.
Today is World Cancer Day. People care about cancer and our PHE public opinions survey showed that cancer is the public’s number one health concern. We are lucky in England to have excellent cancer services and to be seeing improving …
It was just a year ago at the 2013 Cancer Outcomes Conference that we announced the completion of the migration to a single National Cancer Registration Service - described by the media as “the largest single cancer database in the …
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