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

0203 469 8300

Or out of hours

0203 469 5314

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) and Cancer Research UK Commercial Partnerships.

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

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

Graeme Sneddon (science) 07818 421467

Northern Ireland

Jean Walsh (Not Fri) 07887 678451


Ruth Amies 07786 704571

North West

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  

Lisa Millett  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 Please note this address does not reach the Press Office, see above for their contact details.

Cancer statistics

Cancer Research UK provides cancer incidence, mortality and survival statistics and information on cancer causes and treatment.

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