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Mesothelioma and the hope of data

Emily Walsh

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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My first hackathon

Steph Wright

28th June 2017

Steph Wright writes about her first hackathon which was the Cancer Innovation Challenge's Cancer Data Dive with Product Forge on 15-18 June 2017. Was it furious coding fuelled by pizza or something much more interesting? 

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Cancer and Society in the 21st Century

Emily Ross

23rd June 2017

A blog from Emily Ross from the Wellcome Trust funded project ‘Cancer and Society in the 21st Century’ –  a collaboration between the University of Edinburgh and University of Leeds. Their research uses social science theory and methods to explore how developments in cancer science are being experienced in healthcare settings, and how this might impact more widely on experiences of being a cancer patient.

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Imagine a future where things were different…

Peter Hall and Mary Wells

26th May 2017

Consultant oncologist Peter Hall and Professor of Cancer Nursing Research & Practice Mary Wells devised a series of scenarios illustrating what potential projects from the New approaches to record and integrate cancer PROMs and PREMs funding call can achieve in changing cancer care in Scotland for the better. Imagine a world where things were different..... 

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We are looking for members of the public to join our Board!

16th May 2017

The Cancer Innovation Challenge are looking for two members of the public to join the Strategic Management Board.
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