Our Aim

Essex is a vibrant county with a population of well over a million people. It is served by a number of hospitals and many excellent healthcare professionals who are deeply invested in, and work together, providing services for people and their families facing the challenge of cancer. However, the county has remained without a dedicated charity focused on supporting local clinicians to:

  • initiate and undertake cancer research, and to
  • improve access to cancer information for patients and their families needing to search for and through cancer information.

It is with this intention that Essex Cancer Research has been established.

Cancer centres and services in Essex have a history of robust participation in national and international clinical studies; however, local senior clinicians perceive that more needs to be done to widen local research opportunity access. Realistically, distance from London denies access for many wishing to become more involved in research; and there are known gaps in activity and limited access to early phase studies, where all standard and clinical trial options are exhausted. Essex Cancer Research will bring together Academia, Industry and NHS Secondary & Primary Care, to expand cancer research opportunities, and effectively create a research hub in the county.

Our Aim

Essex is a vibrant county with a population of well over a million people. It is served by a number of hospitals and many excellent healthcare professionals who are deeply invested in, and work together, providing services for people and their families facing the challenge of cancer. However, the county has remained without a dedicated charity focused on supporting local clinicians to:

  • initiate and undertake cancer research, and to
  • improve access to cancer information for patients and their families needing to search for and through cancer information.

It is with this intention that Essex Cancer Research has been established.

Cancer centres and services in Essex have a history of robust participation in national and international clinical studies; however, local senior clinicians perceive that more needs to be done to widen local research opportunity access. Realistically, distance from London denies access for many wishing to become more involved in research; and there are known gaps in activity and limited access to early phase studies, where all standard and clinical trial options are exhausted. Essex Cancer Research will bring together Academia, Industry and NHS Secondary & Primary Care, to expand cancer research opportunities, and effectively create a research hub in the county.

Our Objectives

  • Widen access to cancer research opportunities in Essex
  • Support local clinicians to initiate and undertake cancer research in Essex
  • Promote collaboration between Academia, Industry and the NHS to create a cancer research hub in Essex
  • Improve availability and accessibility of cancer information for patients and families living in Essex

Our Objectives:

  • Widen access to cancer research opportunities in Essex
  • Support local clinicians to initiate and undertake cancer research in Essex
  • Promote collaboration between Academia, Industry and the NHS to create a cancer research hub in Essex
  • Improve availability and accessibility of cancer information for patients and families living in Essex