The Peninsula Cancer Alliance; working across Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, is one of 19 cancer alliances across England, bringing together clinical and other senior leaders and patients.

We plan and lead locally to deliver the ambitions set out in the NHS long-term plan. Reduce variation in outcomes and improve access to high quality, evidence based interventions across whole pathways, and for the alliances whole population.

For more information visit our projects page to see the work we are doing to transform the diagnosis, treatment and care for cancer patients in their local area. 

Latest News Around the Peninsula Cancer Alliance

Sun Awareness Week 3rd May-9th May 2021

With almost half of British people having been sunburnt last year, Sun Awareness week highlights the importance of looking after your skin in the sun. 1. Spend time in the shade when the sun is at its strongest between 11am-3pm 2. Keep yourself well covered, and wear a hat and…

‘Covid-Friendly’ Cancer Care At Home Extended For More Patients

Thousands of people with cancer can benefit from ‘Covid friendly’ treatments from home, the NHS announced today. More than 30 different drugs are available to treat patients, offering benefits such as fewer hospital visits or a reduced impact on their immune system. Around 8,000 people have already benefitted from the…

NHS Rolls Out Capsule Cameras to Test for Cancer in South West

Miniature cameras which patients can swallow to get checked for cancer are being trialled across the South West NHS. The imaging technology, in a capsule no bigger than a pill, can provide a diagnosis within hours. Known as a colon capsule endoscopy, the cameras are the latest NHS innovation to…