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24th March 2017
Gillian Docherty, CEO, The Data Lab, said: “There have been phenomenal advances in cancer care in Scotland over the last decade, and while we understand the outcomes of patient care, time and funding constraints sometimes limit our ability to analyse how cancer services could be improved.
The data industry will contribute £20bn to Scotland’s economy by 2020 and data has the power to help better provide better cancer services.
Scotland provides a unique test bed to explore how healthcare data might be used to help make better treatment decisions and better target resources. This funding will drive collaboration across Health Boards, industry, academia, patients, practitioners and cancer charities, enhancing Scotland’s ongoing commitment to improving care for cancer patients.”
John Kemp, interim Chief Executive of the Scottish Funding Council, said: “A challenge to improve the prevention of cancer and care of people with cancer is good news for patients and for Scotland. Combining the different areas of expertise in the three innovation centres and the NHS will help Scotland become a world leading carer for people with cancer.”
The full press release can be downloaded here.