Cancer Research Networks in Anglia

Cancer Research Networks were established in 2001 as part of the National Cancer Research Network (NCRN). They were set up with the aim of enhancing patient care by improving the speed, coordination and integration of research.

Within the Anglia Cancer Network region, there are two Cancer Research Networks: West Anglia Cancer Research Network (WACRN) and Anglia East Cancer Research Network (AECRN).

West Anglia Cancer Research Network covers:

  • Bedford Hospital NHS Trust
  • Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Hinchingbrooke Health Care NHS Trust
  • The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn NHS Foundation Trust
  • Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

Anglia East Cancer Research Network was newly formed in October 2010. It replaces the previous Norfolk and Waveney Cancer Research Network and now covers:

  • The Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust
  • James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust