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Patient benefits of using data

Data is used in lots of different ways to improve cancer care and outcomes for patients.

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Researchers and clinicians are using health data to speed up cancer diagnoses, develop new drugs and treatments and give faster access to clinical trials. The case studies on this page show some of the ways that data is being used to improve cancer care and outcomes for patients.

Like millions of others that have lived through cancer, I am only alive today because of research conducted in cancer surgery and chemotherapy years previously.

Pete Wheatstone, Chair of DATA-CAN’s Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement Group