Why is patient involvement important?

How patient involvement makes a difference

Want to get involved?

You’re the experts on living with cancer and your insights guide, shape and inform everything we do.  

Use your experiences of cancer diagnosis, treatment and care to help shape Cancer Research UK’s work. 

You'll find a variety of involvement opportunities to get involved and help us beat cancer.

Current opportunities

Today, 2 in 4 people will survive their cancer. Our vision is to increase survival rates so that 3 in 4 people survive their diagnosis by 2034. The experiences and insights of people affected by cancer are vital in helping us to achieve this.

Everyone’s experience is different. We value your experiences and the influence you have on our work. You challenge us to think differently, to listen, learn and improve so that our work meets the needs of people affected by cancer.

Patient involvement stories

Read about what patient involvement means from people who have worked with us and the impact it makes on the projects they get involved in.

Discover more stories about how your involvement has a positive impact

Be involved. Influence and inspire.

Take a look at our graphic that highlights how people affected by cancer has helped us make a difference for cancer patients and their families.

Involve, Innovate, Inspire: our impact report

Our impact report is packed with stories that show how working together with people affected by cancer is helping us to make a difference for cancer patients.


Ways to get involved