Three large cancer screening projects taking place across Cheshire and Merseyside will improve the likelihood of cancer survival for thousands of residents by encouraging earlier detection and diagnosis.

A combined total of £1.35 million has been allocated to these projects by the Cheshire and Merseyside Cancer Alliance through its Cancer Transformation Fund, with planning and implementation facilitated by the Alliance in collaboration with Champs Public Health Collaborative, NHS England/Improvement and Public Health England.

In Cheshire and Merseyside, 18,000 people are diagnosed with cancer each year, but due to new forms of treatment,...