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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.
If you are a journalist, call us on 020 3469 8300 or out of hours on 07050 264 059. If you have a non-urgent enquiry, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
If you are a journalist, call us on 020 3469 8315 or out of hours on 07050 264 059.
Our Regional Media Relations team (including Devolved Nations)
We are responsible for securing media coverage of our science, policy and public affairs, health awareness and fundraising activities, ensuring that Cancer Research UK speaks with a local voice.
Please note, if you are looking for general information about Cancer Research UK, help with fundraising or to find out how to support the charity, please call our Customer Services on 0300 123 1861 or visit our supporter pages.
If you would like to become a media volunteer and share your story with us, visit these pages.
If you are a journalist working in the English regions or Devolved Nations, please contact your local press officer from the list below:
Linda Summerhayes 07824 600540
Lisa Adams 07713 687200
Victoria Steven (science) 07818 421467
Jean Walsh (Not Fri) 07887 678451
Ruth Amies 07786 704571
Greater Manchester Cheshire Merseyside Lancashire Cumbria Isle of Man
Jane Bullock 07810 505535
Anna Taylor 07467 337109
North East, Yorkshire & North Midlands
Tyne & Wear Co Durham Cleveland Northumberland Teesside North Yorkshire
Jaelithe Leigh-Brown 07900 137935
West Yorkshire South Yorkshire East Yorkshire Derbyshire Nottinghamshire
Nicki Embleton 07775 916502
West Midlands Warwickshire Shropshire Staffordshire Herefordshire Worcestershire Leicestershire
Paula Young (Not Wed) 07786 510438
Jane Redman (Not Mon) 07918 650670
Lincolnshire Northamptonshire Cambridgeshire Suffolk Norfolk Essex
Patrick Keely 07467 337112
South Central & West
Hampshire Dorset Isle of Wight Hertfordshire Buckinghamshire Bedfordshire Berkshire Oxfordshire Wiltshire
Jenny Makin 07768 987925
Oxfordshire Wiltshire Gloucestershire Avon & Somerset Devon Cornwall
Alison Birkett (Not Mon) 07918 653002
London & South East
Greater London Kent Surrey East Sussex West Sussex Channel Islands
Lynn Daly 07766 070705
News & multimedia team
Our news & multimedia team – which is separate from our press office – manages the Cancer Research UK newsfeed and blog. These articles cover new developments in cancer research, health and policy, and cast a critical eye over coverage in the wider media. Our news reports are often produced in collaboration with the Press Association or other third party agencies – Cancer Research UK has full and active editorial control of this process, but the comments and opinions contained therein do not reflect those of Cancer Research UK unless explicitly stated. If you have a query about any of these articles, you can contact the editorial team on email@example.com. Please note this address does not reach the Press Office, see above for their contact details.
Cancer Research UK provides cancer incidence, mortality and survival statistics and information on cancer causes and treatment.