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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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Data Saves Lives

Stuart Fancey

4th May 2017

A guest blog from Dr Stuart Fancey, Director of Research and Innovation at the Scottish Funding Council (SFC), with his thoughts on the Cancer Innovation Challenge

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Less than 2 weeks to go before registration deadline!

Steph Wright

3rd May 2017

The countdown is on, less than 2 weeks to go before the registration deadline for our current funding competition New approaches to record and integrate cancer PROMs and PREMs. If you're interested in applying, please do register to apply by midnight 15 May 2017.

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Making complex data simple - challenges of the Cancer Innovation Challenge!

Fraser MacDonald

26th April 2017

Thoughts from The Data Lab's Project Development Manager, Fraser MacDonald, on the Cancer Innovation Challenge's Information Session for Interested Applicants for the New approaches to record and integrate cancer PROMs and PREMs funding competition on 19 April 2017

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First Cancer Innovation Challenge Funding Competition Open

3rd April 2017

The first Cancer Innovation Challenge Funding Competiton for New Approaches to recording and integrating cancer PROMs and PREMs is now open. Funding of up to £325,000 is available via a two phase process to look for innovative proposals.
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Be part of the Challenge!

Steph Wright

31st March 2017

So, the Cancer Innovation Challenge is now live… launched on 24 March 2017 by the Chief Medical Officer Catherine Calderwood at DataFest17, it’s out there. Website launched, press release released (press covered it, yay!). “All sounds great, how do I get involved?” I hear you ask. Well, let me tell you.

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Cancer Data Consultation Process open

27th March 2017

A consultation process has been launched to help us shape the second funding competition of the Cancer Innovation Challenge which will be looking for innovative data science solutions to cancer data. 
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And we're live!

24th March 2017

The Cancer Innovation Challenge was formally launched on 24 March 2017. The Chief Medical Officer Catherine Calderwood announced it as part of her presentation #DataSavesLives: The future of healthcare innovation at the Data Summit, part of DataFest17.
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