The Cancer Research Strategy for Wales is being developed, ready for delivery by 2020, following the recommendation in the Cancer Delivery Plan. Work commenced in August 2018 and is being led the Wales Cancer Network (WCN), the Wales Cancer Research Centre (WCRC), and the Wales Cancer Alliance (WCA). The strategy sets out how we, as professionals, can develop and apply research to improve outcomes for cancer patients in Wales and beyond.
Information on the Cancer Research Strategy is available here and the draft strategy document will be available soon.
Through our work we have identified the below as key priority areas, with the cross cutting themes of improved use of data, discovery science, and workforce:
- A novel approach to screening, prevention, and early diagnosis
- The patient with cancer: mechanisms, impact, and management of co-morbidity and host factors
- Clinical and laboratory research
- IT and data integration
We will be seeking professional and public opinion to ensure the Cancer Research Strategy for Wales is relevant, fit for purpose, and owned by all.
The professional consultation will be launching shortly.
Our public online survey is now live and can be accessed here.
We will also be running three consultation events across Wales. These are opportunities to learn more about how the draft strategy has been produced and discuss work with members of the team. The events are free, and will be held on:
- 7th August 2019 at the Catrin Finch Centre, Glyndwr Wrexham University, 1.30pm – 3.30pm
- 15th August 2019 at the Barnabas Arts Centre, Newport, 1.00pm – 3.00pm
- 10th September 2019 at the Arad Goch Theatre, Aberystwyth, 1.00pm – 3.00pm
You can book a place at one of our events by clicking here.
If you would like any further information about the Cancer Research Strategy for Wales, or have any questions, please don’t hesitate to Wales Cancer Research Centre (WCRC@cardiff.ac.uk)