Patient Involvement Stories

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Become part of the Your Involvement Network


Share your experience of cancer to help make sure our work meets the needs of others who have been affected by cancer.


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Why do people get involved?

Many of our members are passionate about the work they do with us and want to share their stories. Find out what motivated them, what they’ve done to support us and how they found their experience of getting involved.  Also, read about some of the projects people have been involved.

Meet David

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David reviews our draft web pages on the causes of cancer to help make sure they are clear and useful for those that need them.  

Meet Natasha

Natasha is influencing the future for people facing cancer. Her hope is that more young people will help make a change to the cancer conversation.

Shaping Our Fundraising Training

We asked people affected by cancer to share their experiences of talking to street fundraisers.  Their views have helped shape our new training module for fundraising staff.

Meet Alfred

Alfred started treatment for advanced prostate cancer seven years ago and currently his cancer is being managed extremely well. Find out how he’s making a difference as a member of our Cancer Insights Panel.

Meet Geetika

Geetika is passionate about representing other Asian women who have been affected by cancer in her position as a Cancer Insight Panel member.

Meet Salena

Salena is a busy working mum of three. She lost her husband Tony to cancer in 2016 and is now making a difference to the future of research in his name, as a member of our Cancer Insights Panel.

Your Cancer Treatment Record

Find out how people affected by cancer shaped the development of the new 'Your Cancer treatment Record'.

Meet Margaret

Patient involvement icon Margaret Grayson MBE shares her vision of the future role of the patient and carer voice in research.

Meet Natalia

Aged 20, Natalia was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Now, she's a patient rep on a project she’s passionate about. Find out why she feels her cancer experience can have an impact on how this research is conducted.

Ways to get involved