What we do
Our work falls roughly in to three categories. First, information about the disease is collected – usually it’s a GP surgery or specialist at a hospital that lets us know. Next we check its quality, making sure it’s accurate and as complete as it can possibly be. Finally, it’s analysed and delivered back to organisations and individuals that need it in ways they can use it. That might, for example, be the Office of National Statistics which needs to know about survival rates. It might be one of the major cancer charities which is funding a particular piece of research and want to see how effective a treatment is or it might be a team of doctors specialising in cancer who want to know how well they are performing compared to other teams elsewhere.