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DATA-CAN: Health Data Research Hub for Cancer

DATA-CAN is a UK-wide partnership, hosted by UCLPartners, that aims to unlock the power of health data to improve cancer care.

DATA-CAN: The Health Data Research Hub for Cancer is a UK-wide partnership that aims to unlock the power of health data to improve cancer care. It is working to achieve this vision by:

  • Making high-quality health data more accessible for cancer researchers, clinicians and other health professionals via the Health Data Research Innovation Gateway
  • Connecting data from across the UK and making it easier to find and use, facilitating research into new diagnostics, treatments and improvements in care and giving patients faster access to clinical trials
  • Collecting and using real-time cancer data to respond to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and develop informed solutions to help save lives in the long term
  • Working with patients, the public and health professionals to make sure that data is used transparently and responsibly, and that the benefits are returned to the NHS and the wider UK community.

One of seven Health Data Research UK hubs, DATA-CAN is hosted by UCLPartners and is a unique partnership of NHS organisations, patients, charities, academia and industry working across all four nations of the United Kingdom. Its founding partners are:

To find out more about DATA-CAN: The Health Data Research Hub for Cancer, visit https://www.data-can.org.uk/