Press office

The press office offers a service to journalists who are looking for information about cancer, research and fundraising initiatives.

Contact the press office

Call us on

020 3469 8300

Or out of hours

07050 264 059

Or supporters call

020 7242 0200

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Our Press team

We publicise the charity's world class scientific and medical research along with the cancer prevention campaigns carried out by Cancer Research UK.

The team also provides comment on clinical and prevention research from around the world as well as other cancer developments in the wider scientific community.

We also act as the press office for the British Journal of Cancer (BJC), the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) and Cancer Research Technology (CRT).

Call us on 020 3469 8300 or out of hours on 07050 264 059

Our PR team

We provide the national media with information on all of the charity’s fundraising activities (such as Race for Life and Stand Up To Cancer), including case studies and celebrity spokespeople, corporate partnerships and products.

The PR team also provides facts and figures about the charity’s finances and non-scientific policies, such as HR practices or sector-wide issues such as Gift Aid.

Call us on 020 3469 8315 or out of hours on 07050 264 059

Our Regional Press team

We are responsible for securing regional coverage of our science, health awareness, and fundraising activities, ensuring that Cancer Research UK speaks with a local voice.

If you need information or help with regional fundraising or to find out how to support the charity, please call 0300 123 1861.

Contact your regional press team on:

Scotland

Linda Summerhayes
0131 2432644 / 07713 687200

Northern Ireland

Jean Walsh
028 91472031 / 07887 678451

Yorkshire & North East

Nicki Embleton
0845 600 4016 / 07775 916502

North West & Cumbria

Jane Bullock
01204 880174 / 07810 505535

Midlands & Anglia

Jane Redman (Mon - Wed)
01543 252163 / 07918 650670

Paula Young (Wed - Fri)
01543 449198 / 07786 510438

Wales & South West

Karen Davis (Mon - Wed)
07786 704571

Alison Birkett (Wed - Fri)
07918 653002

London & South East

Lynn Daly
020 3469 8414 / 07766 070705

Central South

Helen Johnstone
01865 332 768 / 07768987925