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Meet some of the people that show how they are influencing our work and what their motivation was to get involved in patient involvement at Cancer Research UK.

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We value the experience and time of our members, whose insight influences the work we do. Here, some of our members tell us in their own words what their motivation was to get involved in patient involvement at Cancer Research UK.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.