Project information

WICKED’ (Wales Interventions and Cancer Knowledge

Wales has poorer outcomes for cancer survival than other countries, with late cancer diagnosis thought to be a significant factor. Early cancer diagnosis is critical as it results in the detection of cancers at a stage when they easier to treat and manage, leading to better survival. Late cancer dia

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Charity information: Cancer Research Wales

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  • Need


    Late diagnosis of Cancer in Wales


    This programme of research aims to develop and evaluate educational intervention tools within the primary care setting, aimed at achieving earlier referral and diagnosis of symptomatic cancer in Wales, thereby helping to improve survival.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Develop and evaluate educational intervention tools within the primary care setting.


    » The development and evaluation of primary care interventions to expedite the diagnosis of symptomatic cancer in Wales

    What success will look like

    Through our top rate publications that may lead to changes in policy and practice with the welsh healthcare system.

  • Impact


    Diagnosing Cancer earlier so improving life expectancy of Cancer patients. We will demonstrate this through improved diagnosis and improved statistics on cancer survival.


    Scientists may not identify the problems in the healthcare system. However this could be rectified by a Peer review process.


    Through our Cancer Research Wales publications and reports.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £800,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £800,000 Scientific Research Laboratory based research
  • Background


    Velindre Cancer Centre Cardiff, Swansea University and Bangor University


    Cancer patients in Wales and world wide

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We are a Welsh Cancer Research Charity and all our funding gets invested into Welsh laboratories.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Professor Richard Neal , Bangor University

    Programme Grant Coordinator

Cancer Research Wales funds pioneering research here in Wales. It’s world-class and it’s local. So the developments we make in early diagnosis, treatment and cure will benefit cancer patients in Wales, and across the world.

Laura Priddle, Fundraising Manager, Cancer Research Wales