The Cancer Alliance Data, Evidence and Analysis Service (CADEAS)

CADEAS was established during 2017/18 and supports Cancer Alliances’ analytical needs enabling them to lead transformation using a whole pathway and cross-organisational approach. 

Funded by the National Cancer Transformation Programme, CADEAS is a partnership between NHS England and Public Health England.  The partnership enables the work programme to be strategically focused in line with the National Cancer Transformation Programme’s priorities and aligned with approaches and methodology of the National Cancer Registration and Analysis Service (NCRAS) in Public Health England.  It also allows access to a broad range of cancer data and analytical expertise.

CADEAS’ purpose is to help ensure Cancer Alliances:

• take a data-driven approach to support meeting and sustaining operational performance; and transforming cancer outcomes across their local cancer system;

• track the implementation of national transformation priorities and evaluate their impact to share evidence and spread best practice; and

• have access to the very latest analysis to support delivery of transformation activities.


Our publications

Our core offer to Cancer Alliances is to:

• give Cancer Alliances access to timely and consistent data held nationally on operational performance and cancer activities, outputs and outcomes in their area to track progress and to identify areas for action;

• provide products such as tools, models and analysis of variation using a variety of analytical techniques to give greater depth and insights into key priority areas;

• offer advice and guidance to support Cancer Alliances to establish effective local evaluations; and

• synthesise emerging evidence generated across Cancer Alliances and publish and disseminate national findings so that all Cancer Alliances can learn from what works.

We would like to thank patients and clinicians who provide the information that is collected by the NHS as part of patients' cancer care.  

Below are our latest outputs.


Cancer Alliance data signposting guide

CADEAS have produced a data signposting guide, targeted at Cancer Alliances This synopsis aims to outline where cancer data and information can be found for sub-national geographies in England. It is structured using key topics in the 2015 Cancer Taskforce report ‘Achieving World Class Cancer Outcomes: Strategy for England 2015 - 2020’. 

CADEAS Signposting Guide for Cancer Alliances

This is a summary of the document Cancer statistics: availability and location updated by the Cancer Alliance Data Evidence and Analysis Service (CADEAS) in September 2018.

Cancer Alliance, STP and CCG summary grid of key indicators

CADEAS publish summary indicator grids each month, containing cancer metrics by Cancer Alliance, Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP) and Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).  By colour coding values based on comparisons with the national benchmark, expected values or operational standards, Alliances and their key stakeholders can identify areas of success and potential areas for improvement.  Data in the grids should be considered alongside other sources of information for contextual and richer interpretation. 

CADEAS Cancer Alliance summary indicator grids, November 2018

Cancer Alliance data packs by CCG

The CADEAS data packs aim to provide all Cancer Alliances in England with a snapshot of cancer in their local populations, with a breakdown by CCG.  Each pack highlights variation in each Alliance footprint and helps to identify priority areas for action.   

Cheshire and Merseyside East Midlands 
East of England Greater Manchester
Humber, Coast and Vale Kent and Medway
Lancashire and South Cumbria North Central and North East London
North East and Cumbria North West and South West London
Peninsula Somerset, Wiltshire, Avon and Gloucestershire
South East London  South Yorkshire, Bassetlaw, North Derbyshire and Hardwick
Surrey and Sussex Thames Valley
Wessex West Midlands
West Yorkshire and Harrogate  


We welcome contact from Cancer Alliances at england.CADEAS@nhs.net

Local Intelligence

Local Cancer Intelligence



Region specific work

East of England


 NCRAS - TCST Partnership