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 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

We are responsible for securing regional media coverage of our science, 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 regional journalist, contact your local press officer on:


Linda Summerhayes 07824 600540

Lisa Adams 07713 687200

Victoria Steven 07818 421467

Northern Ireland

Jean Walsh (Mon-Thurs) 07887 678451


Ruth Amies 07786 704571

North West

Greater Manchester Cheshire Merseyside Lancashire Cumbria Isle of Man

Jane Bullock 07810 505535

Ali Barbuti 07467 337109

North East, Yorkshire & North Midlands

Tyne & Wear Co Durham Cleveland Northumberland Teesside Yorkshire Derbyshire Nottinghamshire

Lisa Millett 07900 137935

Nicki Embleton 07775 916502


West Midlands Warwickshire Shropshire Staffordshire Herefordshire Worcestershire Leicestershire

Jane Redman (Tues-Fri) 07918 650670


Lincolnshire Northamptonshire Cambridgeshire Suffolk Norfolk Essex

Danielle Glavin (Mon-Thurs) 07467 337112

South West

Oxon Hampshire Hertfordshire Buckinghamshire Wiltshire Bedfordshire Dorset Gloucestershire Berkshire Isle of White Channel Islands Avon Cornwall Somerset Devon

Jenny Makin 07768 987925

Alison Birkett (Tues - Fri) 07918 653002

London & South East

Greater London Kent Surrey East Sussex West Sussex Sovereign Bases 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 an 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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