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We are a UK-wide partnership that is unlocking the power of health data to improve cancer care

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Improving care and outcomes for people with cancer

Health data

We work with partners to make high quality health data more accessible for cancer researchers and health professionals in a range of sectors to help improve care and outcomes for people with cancer.

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Partnering with patients

We work with patients and carers to make sure that data is used in a transparent and responsible way that benefits the NHS, patients and society. Patients are involved at all levels of our decision making processes.

Our work with patients

NHS Secure Data Environment

We work with NHS Digital on the NHS Secure Data Environment, providing researchers with access to cancer data to help understand the impact of COVID-19 on cancer patients.

NHS Secure Data Environment

Find out more about DATA-CAN’s work and impact in this video and in our Impact Report.

DATA-CAN Impact Report – a two year journey

Health Data Research Innovation Gateway

DATA-CAN is making high quality datasets available to cancer researchers via the Health Data Research Innovation Gateway.

Health Data Research UK

DATA-CAN is one of the Health Data Research Hubs funded through UK Research and Innovation’s Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, and coordinated by Health Data Research UK.