Cancer is the single biggest cause of premature death in Wales.
In the next 15 years, there will be more deaths from cancer in those under 75 than those from cardiovascular, respiratory and liver deaths combined. At the same time, the incidence of cancer is rising at just under 2% per year for the foreseeable future.
Even before Covid-19 hit, it was projected that the number of people ‘living with cancer’ in Wales would double to over 200,000 by 2030.
And this effect is unlikely to be equal. In recent data, the five-year net survival rate in the most deprived 20% of areas of Wales was only three-quarters of that in the least deprived 20%.
Moondance Cancer Initiative aims to accelerate significant and sustained improvement in cancer survival outcomes over the next 10-15 years.
We identify, trial and evaluate pathways, practices and technologies with potential to help more people in Wales survive cancer
Supporting innovators to drive change
We fund and support innovative people to improve cancer survival, in clinical and community settings
Our projects and investments are underpinned by in-house and commissioned research
What Drives Us
We believe fewer people should die from cancer in Wales, no matter who they are or where they live
Our Partnership Ethos
We roll up our sleeves to help our partner innovators succeed. We're in this together
What We Fund
Moondance Cancer Initiative funding is accessible at any time for the right projects