Activities to help shape our work that you can get involved in today

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The latest involvement activities you can take part in 

Working with you gives us invaluable insights that can help us develop and shape our work. 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.

Below is the list of current activities you can take part in to help shape work throughout the charity as well as wider involvement opportunities for other organisations. You'll need to be aged 18+ and living in the UK to take part in our opportunities. 

We regularly update this page, so please come again to visit soon.

Exploring fundraising through content creation and streaming

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We're keen to explore fundraising through video game streaming so we're looking to work with supporters interested in gaming, streaming and online content creation. If you have an interest in or experience of gaming, streaming or online content creation we’d love to hear from you. Your insights will help us develop this fundraising concept further.

Organised by Cancer Research UK

Opportunities from other organisations and charities

Below are patient involvement activities from other charities and organisations you can participate in. To take part in the below opportunities, you'll contact and work with this organisation directly. 

If you wish to share any positive or negative feedback about your experience with any external groups, we'd love to hear from you. Please email us at involvement@cancer.org.uk

Informal Interview - Understanding Black patients’ experiences of prostate cancer therapy

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UCL would like to speak to Black men in the UK willing to talk about their experiences with prostate cancer and its treatment. This work will help to better understand how to reduce inequalities in prostate cancer and provide better support for Black men.

Organised by: University College London (UCL)

Advisory group - nurse-led model of service delivery for skin cancer detection

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Bournemouth University is looking for people with a lived experience of melanoma to join the advisory group to explore how best to develop a new nurse-led model to support skin cancer care within the NHS. There will be five online meetings over 24 months with the first meeting set for Tuesday 23 July, 2024.

Organised by: Bournemouth University

User testing - How patients use a cancer management application

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Gena invites you to participate in usability testing for their cancer journey management app. This free app will support patients, offering valuable resources and tools to guide and ease patients along their journey. Your insights are crucial in helping us understand needs and preferences, ensuring the best possible product.

Organised by: Gena

Workshop – Designing vaccinations for people at high risk of getting cancer

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What do you think when you hear “cancer vaccination”? Researchers at the University of Oxford are working towards a future when cancers might be prevented before they develop. They are designing vaccinations for people at high risk of getting cancer and want to hear what people think. 

Organised by Oxford Cancer

Survey - Review Lung Cancer area of patient website

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The Scottish Cancer Network are developing a website for patients to describe how lung cancer is treated in Scotland.  They are looking for patient input and review before the content is published on their Cancer Patient Information site.

Oraganised by Scottish Cancer Network

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.