The Cancer Alliance seeks to improve cancer survival rates by ensuring more people are diagnosed at an earlier stage by improving cancer awareness and uptake of screening. We aim to diagnose, or rule out cancer, as quickly as possibly so that patients go on to receive the right treatment as soon as possible; or put patients mind at rest when it isn’t cancer.

We want to help more people to survive cancer and support people in our region to live well with and beyond cancer. Here’s our priority workstreams:

Increased awareness and early diagnosis

  • Improved lifestyle choices and raising awareness
  • Screening and active case finding
  • Diagnosing vague symptoms
  • qFIT for symptomatic patients


  • Members of the Humber, Coast and Vale Cancer Alliance presented our Cancer Champion Programme at the Cancer Alliance national Early Diagnosis Conference at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester on 26 September 2018. Download presentation here.

Smarter use of diagnostics

  • Diagnostic capacity and demand – system review
  • Networked model of radiology and pathology
  • Developing the diagnostic workforce

Optimal treatment

  • Standardised and optimised pathway for lung cancer
  • High value pathway reviews -prostate, colorectal and breast
  • Chemotherapy services review


Consistent cancer recovery

  • Personalised cancer follow up
  • Better support for people after treatment