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Data specialists invited to improve cancer care in Scotland through Cancer Innovation Challenge

Friday, October 20, 2017
Grace Arnell

One week left to register to help improve cancer care - registration closes 27 October

Share of £425,000 available to fund research


Data specialists, technicians and clinicians are being called upon to contribute their expertise to a project aimed at making Scotland a world leader in cancer care.


The Cancer Innovation Challenge aims to find new ways of recording and integrating data to develop leading-edge care solutions.


A share of £425,000 will be awarded to successful applicants that propose novel and innovative solutions to improve diagnosis, treatment and overall care for patients.  


There is one week left for applicants to register and be a part of cutting edge cancer care in Scotland. 


What the Cancer Innovation Challenge is looking for:

Innovative data science solutions that will achieve at least one of the following broad objectives:

  • Enable analysis of unstructured data (e.g. clinical notes, medical imaging)
  • Enable data driven clinical decisions
  • Enable data driven service improvement in the NHS
  • Enable data driven recruitment for clinical trials
  • Enable the adoption of precision medical approaches


How to apply


Register your interest by midnight Friday 27 October here:


A full application will then be submitted by midnight 10 November 2017.


For more information and to read the full press release visit the website here.