2019 NCRI and NHS England Living with and Beyond Cancer event
29 - 30 Apr
Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel
Thanks to improved diagnosis and treatment, more and more people are living with and beyond cancer. As cancer also occurs at a higher rate in older individuals, the prevalence of cancer is increasing as people are living longer. In the UK alone, there were 2.5 million people alive following a cancer diagnosis in 2015, and this is predicted to rise to 4 million by 2030.
This means more and more people each year are living with the consequences of cancer and its treatment which may reduce their quality of life. This growing concern was highlighted by the NHS’s Independent Cancer Taskforce in its 2015 report, which called for the transformation of support for people living with and beyond cancer.
This collaborative NCRI and NHS England event is about how people’s needs can be better met through patient-centred LWBC research and transformation of services.
Day One is part of the NCRI’s ongoing commitment to stimulating vital research that can make much-needed progress in improving health and quality of life for people living with the consequences of cancer and its treatment.
Day Two is for NHS Cancer Alliances, who lead on the local delivery of services, care and outcomes for everyone with cancer. It is part of the NHS England’s ongoing work to support people affected by cancer to radically improve care and support for people once treatment ends.