Find out about projects funded and supported by Moondance Cancer Initiative below. We add updates on active projects on these pages regularly.

If you would like more information, get in touch with the team.


Towards Zero Deaths from Bowel Cancer in Wales

Active Projects 2 Projects
Duration 2023 - 2026
Funding Up to £1million

Every year in Wales, over 900 people die from bowel cancer. This number is increasing, and so are the inequalities in care. Working with patients, clinicians and others we have set out a plan to begin moving Wales Towards Zero Deaths from Bowel Cancer.


Bowel Cancer Programme

Active Projects 7 Projects
Duration 2021-2024
Funding £2m

Our Bowel Cancer Programme recognises that radical new approaches are needed to achieve a step change in outcomes across Wales. Pivotal to the aims of the programme is the permission to innovate, to test ideas and approaches.


Early Detection & Diagnosis Funding Call

Active Projects 5 Projects
Duration 2023 - 2025
Funding £450k

Our Early Detection & Diagnosis Funding Call aims to pump-prime the implementation of changes that will increase the proportion of cancers diagnosed at an earlier stage in Wales.


Rapid Diagnosis Centres

Active Projects 1 Project
Duration 2021-23
Funding £650-700k

Wales’ Rapid Diagnosis Centres are an exciting development with the potential to radically reduce time to cancer diagnosis.

Upper GI Programme

Upper GI Programme

Active Projects 2 Projects
Duration 2021 - 2022
Funding £100 -150k

Upper gastrointestinal cancers, namely oesophageal and gastric cancer have some of the poorest survival outcomes in Wales. We are interested in projects with the potential to contribute meaningful improvements to survival outcomes, with particular focus on accelerating progress towards earlier diagnosis, less-invasive diagnostic and treatment technologies, and workforce innovations.


Innovation Time Awards

Active Projects 0 Projects
Duration 2021-2023
Funding £415k

The Innovation Time Awards support colleagues in Hywel Dda and Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Boards to adopt practical and clinical innovations to improve cancer outcomes with immediate impact - whether in cancer services, diagnostics, treatments, enabling technologies or workforce on the ground.

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