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Musings on introducing new technology

Prof Brian McKinstry

17th October 2017

Prof Brian McKinstry, a GP, Professor of Primary Care eHealth and a clinical consultant on the Cancer Innovation Challenge, shares his thoughts on introducing new technologies.

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A review of Dr Data in the Lancet!

16th October 2017

A review of Dr Data in the October 2017 issue of Lancet Oncology!
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Open Call for Reviewers!

29th September 2017

The Cancer Innovation Challenge are looking for reviewers to help with assessing application received for the open funding competition for Innovative Data Science Solutions to Improve Cancer Care and Outcomes in Scotland. Can you help?
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Reflections on the launch of the PROMs PREMs Phase 1 Projects

Dr Peter Hall

29th September 2017

Thoughts from Dr Peter Hall the clinical lead for the Cancer Innovation Challenge's first funding competition to find New Approaches to Record and Integrate Cancer PROMs and PREMs after the project launch and stakeholder engagement event on 5 September. 

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Mesothelioma and the hope of data

Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance

26th September 2017

On Mesothelioma Awareness Day (26 September), Emily Walash from the Mesothelioma Alliance in the US has written a guest blog to raise awareness of this rare cancer and how improvements can be brought about in new research, including the use of data. 

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Reflections on Dr Data

Nikita Filippov

7th September 2017

A guest blog from Nikita Filippov who is studying for an MSc in Data Science at Heriot-Watt University. He is currently undertaking an internship at HEINEKEN, where he is investigating the impact of promotions.He went to see the Cancer Innovation Challenge's Dr Data: The Answer to Cancer at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival so we asked him to give us his thoughts on the show!

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First Phase 1 Projects Launched

5th September 2017

The first five Cancer Innovation Challenge funded projects were officially launched today. The five projects were successfully awarded funding in Phase 1 of the first Cancer Innovation Challenge SBRI funding competition looking for New approaches to record and integrate cancer PROMs (patient recorded outcome meausres) and PREMs (patient recorded experience measures).
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Next Cancer Innovation Challenge funding competition launched!

1st September 2017

The competition brief for Innovative data science solutions to improve cancer care and outcomes in Scotland has been launched!
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Macmillan Support at Glasgow Libraries

Pip Lawrenson

26th July 2017

A guest blog from Pip Lawrenson (Macmillan Engagement Coordinator) for Macmillan @ Glasgow Libraries about the brilliant support service they run for cancer patients and their family and friends

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Using data to improve cancer care

Karen Seditas

11th July 2017

Karen Seditas, Programme Manager with the Innovative Healthcare Delivery Programme (IHDP), shares why using data effectively is key to driving improvements in cancer care.

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