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Working with you gives us invaluable insights that can help develop our work, accelerate our progress and save lives. Whether you've got lots of time to spare or only a little, and whatever your experience of cancer, we hope you'll find an activity that interests you. We regularly update this page, so please come again to visit soon.

The latest involvement activities you can take part in 

You'll need to be aged 18+ to take part in most of our opportunities. Any opportunities available for aged 16+ will be highlighted on the information page.

Online interview - Cancer care during a global pandemic

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Help researchers at UCL better understand the impact of COVID-19 on people with cancer, in order to provide better support in future.

Share your insight as someone who has previously smoked or currently smokes

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Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) is looking for people affected by cancer with experience of smoking to review material to ensure they are accessible and appropriate for non-experts.

Survey - Help us improve our #SmokefreeUK campaign

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Share your feedback on how we talk about our #SmokefreeUK campaign to help ensure our messaging is powerful and that the government listen.

Interview - Impact of mental well-being following cancer treatment post COVID-19

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Discuss your experiences of receiving cancer care or treatment post March 2020, and the impact on mental wellbeing to help inform ongoing cancer care to minimise stress and increase support.

Workshop - Shape research in fertility after childhood or adolescent cancers

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The researchers at Kings College would like people affected by male childhood /adolescent cancer to help them understand how fertility is affected following treatment for childhood cancer and develop methods to preserve testicular tissue. 

Survey - Can we engineer live bacteria to treat cancer?

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Researchers at University College London (UCL) would like your views on engineered live bacteria in medicine, particularly cancer treatment. Your views will help researchers design new innovative anti-cancer treatments.

NHS - Public and patient engagement opportunities

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NHS Digital want to hear from as many people as possible, with differing opinions, experiences, and backgrounds, to help shape the conversation about how GP patient information (also known as GP data) is used, as part of the GP Data for Planning and Research Programme. (The link below is to an external webpage)

Get in touch

If you have questions about any of our opportunities, or feedback for us, you can contact us by emailing us at

involvement@cancer.org.uk 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.