Find out what it means to get involved with Cancer Research UK through patient involvement. You can work with us, to shape, influence or guide projects as they develop. The insight of people affected by cancer and cancer patients is helping us to beat cancer while ensuring that we’re meeting the needs of patients and their families.
What is Patient Involvement?
Find out what ways to share your experience with us through our patient involvement channels
Our current involvement activities
Use your cancer experience and take part in any of our involvement activities right now.
Why is Patient Involvement important?
Discover how people affected by cancer are making a real difference to our work.
Become part of the Patient Involvement Network
Share your experience of cancer to help make sure our work meets the needs of others who are affected by cancer.
How your involvement has a positive impact
What patient involvement means from people who have worked with us and the impact it makes on the projects they get involved in.
Patient Involvement toolkit for researchers
Our toolkit is designed to help researchers involve people affected by cancer in their work.
Our commitment to you and Patient & Public Involvement
We’re committed to driving up standards in health and social care research and believe excellent patient involvement is inclusive, values all contributions and ensures people affected by cancer have a say in what happens. Together with a host of organisations from across the UK, we’ve signed a shared commitment to public involvement.
What is patient involvement at Cancer Research UK?
How much experience do I need?
You don’t need to have taken part in involvement opportunities before joining the network or getting involved. Your experience of cancer is what will add real value to our work, from your very first activity.
If you’d like to get involved in an opportunity, but are worried that you don’t have the skills, experience or confidence to take part, we will offer you support to do so.
Get in touch
If you have questions about any of our opportunities, or feedback for us, you can contact us by emailing us at
firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 0203 469 8777. We're always happy to answer questions and receive feedback, so please don't hesitate to get in touch.