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Here's our latest involvement activities you can take part in 

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.

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.

Using Artificial Intelligence to treat cancer?

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Help researchers at University of Bristol who would like to discuss benefits and considerations of nanoswarms cancer clinical trials through a series of 60-minute interviews.

Histopathology reports to study patterns of disease over time

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Complete this short online survey from Medical researchers at the UCL Cancer Institute to give your view on a proposed research study analysing large numbers of histopathology reports to study patterns of disease over time and disease characteristics.

Survey - Using documentaries to communicate cancer studies

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Give your views on using documentaries to communicate insights about early clinical studies. Complete this short questionnaire to inform which ways can be best used to share information and other clinical cancer studies.

Test our new clinical trial app!

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We’re looking for 10 people to help test a prototype of a new app that will support patients on clinical trials. Your feedback from testing this app will help to shape the final version.

Survey - Review questionnaire about understanding life after cancer treatment

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Imperial College London has created a questionnaire to help patients explain their quality-of-life following treatment for cancer. By reviewing this questionnaire, you can help make sure the questions asked are helpful and meaningful to patients.

Shape research to help people to attend lung cancer screening

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Help improve participation in lung cancer screening by sharing your views on a new study exploring why people don’t take part, and how they can be supported to do so.

Survey – Help us design a new clinical trial for patients receiving CAR-T therapy

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We want to hear from people who have experience of stem cell transplant or CAR-T therapy (patients, carers, loved ones) to make sure a new clinical trial is as appropriate and patient-centred as possible.

The Alleviate Pain Data Hub, a new online engagement & involvement community

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The Alleviate project is creating a data hub for pain research. They’re looking for people in the UK living with any type of pain, or a carer of someone with pain, and who are interested to learn more about the project to join their online patient community.

COVID-19

As a result of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, we are currently holding all of our patient involvement activity online (mostly though Microsoft Teams). Although advice from the Government on measures such as isolating, social distancing and wearing a mask have changed, we want to ensure that our patient involvement actives are carried out in a way that feels safe and comfortable for people affected by cancer.

If you or a loved one has cancer, you might feel especially worried. The NHS and the Government continue to share guidance which we have summarised and linked to from our information pages and you can speak to our nurses on 0808-800-4040 if you want to talk any of this through.

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.