Patient involvement stories from people affected by cancer

Many of you are passionate about the work you do with us and want to share your story. You've also helped us with lots of projects in our charity that has had a positive impact on our work. Here, we find out what motivated you, what you've done to support us and how you found your experience of getting involved with Cancer Research UK.

Meet Denise

Denise at Christmas

Denise was diagnosed at Christmas in 2015. Now she raises awareness of cancer and its impact  as a media volunteer to help us raise funds for our research. 

Meet David

david walking

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