DATA-CAN is the UK’s Health Data Research Hub for Cancer. DATA-CAN’s vision is to unlock the power of health data to improve cancer care by:
- Making high-quality health data more accessible for cancer researchers, clinicians and other health professionals via the Health Data Research Innovation Gateway.
- Connecting data from across the UK and making it easier to find and use, facilitating research into new diagnostics, treatments and improvements in care and giving patients faster access to clinical trials.
- Collecting and using real-time data to understand the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on referral diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes of patients with cancer, and develop informed solutions to help save lives in the long term.
- Working with patients, the public and health professionals to make sure that data is used transparently and responsibly, and that the benefits are returned to the NHS and the wider UK community.
Now hosted by The University of Leeds and Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, DATA-CAN is a unique partnership of NHS organisations, patients, charities, academia and industry working across all four nations of the United Kingdom.