Finding Innovative Solutions

Leading on innovations that will provide a better patient experience, and quality of life for people living with and beyond cancer.

Improving Cancer Services

Working together to diagnose patients earlier and improve their treatment options.

Access for everyone

Reducing inequalities and improving healthcare access for the population.

 The Peninsula Cancer Alliance work across Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, and is one of 21 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. We work to reduce variation in outcomes and improve access to high quality care by using evidence based interventions across whole pathways, and for our 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.

Peninsula Our Priorities

Our Priorities

Our Priorities

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Cancer Campaigns

Cancer Campaigns

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Getting Support

Getting Support

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Getting Involved

Getting Involved

About The Peninsula Cancer Alliance

We are responsible for leading the local delivery of the national cancer strategy which sets an exciting vision for the transformation of cancer services.

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Latest News form around the Peninsula Cancer Alliance

Non Site Specific Pathway Launch

The Peninsula Cancer Alliance are pleased to announce the launch of the Non-Site Specific Cancer pathways in Trusts across Devon and Cornwall. Patients in areas served by hospitals in Plymouth, North Devon  and Truro now have access to a service for urgently investigating symptoms or signs that suggest cancer, but…

Join Us for Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Ovarian cancer  UK survival rates are among the worst in Europe. Three-quarters of those diagnosed are done so a after the cancer has spread, making treatment more difficult. This is why awareness is so important – March, in particular, is a time to campaign and speak out for further funding…

‘Help Us, Help You’ Lung Cancer Campaign

Today, NHS England and NHS Improvement, together with Public Health England, are launching the ‘Help Us, Help You’ lung cancer campaign to encourage people with a cough lasting three weeks or more and who don’t have COVID-19, to contact their GP practice. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, some…

NHS Cancer Programme-Quarterly Report-With Some Familiar Faces!

The NHS Cancer Programme launched its quarter 3 report last week.  The report summarises key milestones from April 2020 up to the end of December, and it provides an update on the work of the NHS Cancer Programme. The NHS Cancer Programme leads the delivery of the NHS Long Term…

Simple Test Can Detect Early Signs of Bowel Cancer

A bowel cancer home test that costs just £4 could save thousands of lives. The kit is already sent out to people over 60 every two years, but scientists say it should be used on those in their fifties to spot early signs of the disease. Researchers at the University…

Take action! We want you to recognise the signs of lung cancer.

  We are urging people to take action and recognise the signs of lung cancer following a worrying decline in people attending appointments. Latest figures have highlighted the drop in patients seeking medical help when experiencing potential symptoms of lung cancer; and fewer people are accessing treatment for the condition…