DATA-CAN partner organisations NHS Lothian and the University of Edinburgh have developed DataLoch, a new secure and pioneering data service which will enable improvements in health and social care in Scotland and across the UK.
Abiodun Azeez, a Master of Public Health graduate in Field Epidemiology, will be working with DATA-CAN founding partner IQVIA, in their Real World Solutions team this Summer.
New research, involving DATA-CAN’s scientific director Prof Mark Lawler, suggests that providing a break in treatment to patients with advanced bowel cancer could not only benefit quality of life but could also help save £1.2 billion for the National Health Service in England.
A new study in the British Journal of Cancer by DATA-CAN and partners has found that there were over a thousand fewer new cases of bowel, breast and lung cancers diagnosed in Wales in 2020, compared to 2019.
A major success of the UK’s COVID-19 response has been the use of up-to-date, publicly available data – now this approach must be widened to tackle the indirect and long-term effects of the pandemic, according to a new study by a UK-wide team including DATA-CAN.
DATA-CAN has broadly welcomed the recently published Goldacre Review – Better, broader, safer: using health data for research and analysis. Read more on our response here.
DATA-CAN and the University of Edinburgh have together published a report on implementing Outcomes Based Pricing in Scotland.
DATA-CAN’s scientific lead, Professor Mark Lawler, is involved in an important international study on the impact of emergency cancer presentations on patient survival.
DATA-CAN has worked with NHS Digital to make cancer data available in a secure national Trusted Research Environment to help understand the impact of COVID-19 on cancer patients.
We are delighted to welcome Swansea University, represented by Population Data Science at Swansea University Medical School, as a new associate partner.