We are uniquely placed to inform political debate. With recent studies showing that an individual’s lifetime risk of cancer is increasing, we work with Parliamentarians in Westminster to beat cancer sooner.
We are the largest funder of cancer research in Scotland. We work with the Scottish Parliament and Government, advising them on cancer and research issues and their importance to the health and education agendas.
Last year we spent nearly £4 million in Wales on some of the UK’s leading scientific and clinical research. We believe that cancer must remain one of the main health priorities for the Welsh Assembly and the Welsh Government.
More than 24 people are diagnosed in NI with cancer every single day. We want to ensure that cancer prevention, detection and treatment remain health priorities for the Northern Ireland Assembly and Executive.
Changes to the NHS and public health came into force in April 2013, meaning more decisions are being made locally. Cancer Research UK is connecting with these local decision makers across England to support them to address cancer in their communities.