About Us

What is NICaN?

The Northern Ireland Cancer Network (NICaN) formed in 2004 and was Northern Ireland’s first Regional Clinical Network.
We do not actively deliver patient care but work in collaboration with Health and Social Care organisations, academic organisations, charities, cancer specialists and service users, to improve cancer services.
Our focus is on delivering safe and effective care, improving cancer clinical outcomes and enhancing patients and carers experience and quality of life.
NICaN supports our members to:
  • deliver cancer services that are evidence based
  • ensure equity of access and quality of cancer services for the population of Northern Ireland
  • work across organisational boundaries following the patient pathway