Award winnings on stage getting their trophy and certificate at the Greater Manchester Cancer Alliance Awards

Healthcare staff, community workers and university staff – all helping to improve the lives and treatment for people affected by cancer – have been honoured at the Greater Manchester Cancer Awards 2024.

Winning projects included a research project looking into a rare cancer which has had no new treatments available over the past 30 years and a community project aiming to change perceptions of cancer from “big C” into the “small c”.

The winners of the Commitment to Equality Award was the Stockport Community Cancer Engagement Project.

The awards are organised by Greater Manchester Cancer Alliance, part of the NHS.

The Alliance is working hard to help more people than ever to reduce their risk of developing cancer and improve survival outcomes through early diagnosis, better treatment and supporting people to live well with and beyond cancer.

70 entries were received across seven categories from teams in the NHS, research, voluntary, community and social enterprise and public health and local authority sectors. A panel of judges made up of patients, clinicians, academics and other health care professionals whittled the entries to 21 finalists who attended a ceremony at the Hilton in Deansgate, Manchester on 14 May where the winners were announced.

The Alliance’s Greater Manchester Cancer Voices Community – made up of patient and carer reps – also voted for the Patients’ Choice Award from the 18 shortlisted entries.