Your Impact

What difference does patient involvement make?

By working together with people affected by cancer, we’re increasing our understanding of cancer, keeping research grounded in the needs of patients and ensuring that all our work has a clear and significant benefit for patients.

We are already seeing the difference that people affected by cancer are making by taking part in involvement activities. They’ve been involved in developing a range of projects and campaigns in a number of fields from clinical and population research to the development of our cancer policy and patient information. 

Meet Pat

Pat is passionate about early prevention and detection.  As one of our new patient sounding board members, she tells us what getting involved has been like so far.

Debby's story

Alongside other patient representatives, Debby helped us review plans for patient involvement in funding applications this September. 

Paul's motivation for being involved

Paul, patient network member

Paul first got involved in our work after being treated for testicular cancer (primary and secondary) during 2011-12.  Read about his experience and why he feels it’s so important for patients to be involved.

 

How Sue got involved

We’re coordinating an audit looking at the contact people have with the NHS prior to being diagnosed with cancer. Sue, one of the patient representatives on the project’s steering group, tells us about her role and how she got involved.

What involvement means to Terry

Terry is a member of our Grand Challenge Patient Panel.  He tells us what it means to him be able to shape our work and how he feels patient contributions can make a difference. 

 

Meet Debbie

Debbie has used her professional skills as well as her experience of cancer to help influence our work through her role as a sounding board member. She tells us why, as a cancer patient, she feels patient involvement is so important.

Jim's first experience of getting involved

Jim atteneded a workshop run by CRUK and Macmillan Cancer Support this May. He tells us about why he got involved and how he found his first experience of getting involved to help shape our work.

Get in touch

If you would like to hear about our opportunities and sign up to Your Involvement Network, please email us on involvement@cancer.org.uk

 

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