Compared to the rest of the UK, Cheshire & Merseyside has some of the highest rates of cancer. Survival rates are improving though and are now comparable to the rest of the country, due to the care given to patients after diagnosis. Lung, breast, prostate and colorectal cancer rates are particularly high and participation in national screening programmes for the disease are also below the national average.
The overarching aim of the Liverpool Health Partners Cancer Programme strategy is to improve cancer outcomes by advancing high-quality collaborative research and embedding it in cancer services across the region.
One of the objectives of the strategy is to build a collaborative cancer research community across the LHP research ecosystem.
There are five research themes covering the entire patient pathway:
Programme themes will be based on the patient pathway in alignment with NHS long-term plan. Each will be co-ordinated by a working group led by a relevant partner organisation. The leads of those working groups will be a member of the Cancer Programme leadership team.
We would be very interested in hearing your ideas and thoughts regarding a potential collaboration. Please contact Liverpool Health Partners.