Can data and collective intelligence design improve cancer survival?
March 22, 2019
Nesta describes their new research project that aims to use digital technology, data and collective intelligence design to reduce the number of people presenting with late-stage bowel cancer and increase survival rates.
Until a decade ago, we had limited understanding of the role of late diagnosis in England’s poor cancer outcomes. We didn’t understand why people present late with cancer symptoms, or why some people aren’t getting timely referrals for specialist diagnosis. Due, in large part, to the pioneering work of National Cancer Intelligence Network, which later became NCRAS (part of Public Health England), we can now make these links.