It is estimated that one out of every two people in the population will contract cancer during their lifetime. However, it is also thought that a significant number - four out of ten cancers - are preventable, being linked to a variety of factors such as sun exposure, smoking, diet and obesity. Reporting signs and symptoms early, attending screening appointments and accessing care promptly, can detect cancers earlier and improve outcomes. Access to excellent healthcare and a well coordinated cancer care pathway, provides patients and those living with cancer with the best possible outcome. 

What is a Cancer Alliance?

Cancer Alliances bring together everyone involved in delivering cancer care and working on the cancer care pathway.  Our aim is to call on the expertise of clinicians, patients and community leaders; working in collaboration with our transformation teams to improve outcomes and the experience of people living with cancer. By sharing best practice and innovations we strive to offer the best possible care to everyone in our region.  

The East of England Cancer Alliances

The East of England is comprised of two Cancer Alliances, one in the north and one in the south of the region. The East of England Cancer Alliances cover a large geographical area, with a combined population of seven million. This includes six integrated care systems/sustainable trust partnerships, sixteen CCGs, and fourteen hospital trusts. More information about the areas covered by each region and our partners can be found on our north and south web pages.

The North and South Cancer Alliances were created in 2020, to provide a more localised and focused approach to cancer care. Aimed at reducing variation in care across the region and improving access to high quality, evidence-based interventions across the whole cancer care pathway.

If you are interested in the work of the Cancer Alliances and would like to contact us please visit our contacts page

If you are already on the care pathway or have relatives who are accessing care, please visit our patient information section. (For personal medical enquiries please contact your GP or medical practitioner, we are not able to comment on individual cases).

Guidance on reporting signs and symptoms, as well as information about screening and support is provided below.