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Michelle Mitchell

Michelle Mitchell is a highly experienced chief executive with considerable national and international Trustee and Non Executive experience and leadership experience. She is chief executive at Cancer Research UK.

NHS England change of chief executive – what does it mean for cancer?

Our chief executive, Michelle Mitchell, reflects on his cancer legacy and the challenges still facing Amanda Pritchard as she steps into the role.

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Turning the Life Sciences Vision into reality

The UK Government recently published their Life Sciences Vision, setting clear targets for supporting UK R&D. Cancer Research UK’s CEO, Michelle Mitchell, knows that it requires real investment.

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Opinion: ‘We’re speaking with One Cancer Voice, but is anyone listening?’

We joined 46 other cancer charities to outline what we need from UK Governments and the NHS coming out of the pandemic to move towards world-leading services.

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Opinion: ‘We’re making headway, but we can’t be complacent’

We published our gender and ethnicity pay gap reports today.

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Opinion: ‘Beating cancer means beating it for everyone’

We’ve long felt that Cancer Research UK has a role to play in tackling inequalities, writes Michelle Mitchell.

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Opinion: “There’s cause for optimism in 2021 and beyond”

COVID-19 changed so much of our plans, but it didn’t change everything. In this dark year, there were still pockets of light, writes our CEO Michelle Mitchell.

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Opinion: ‘We can’t afford to stop now’

Last week, the UK Government announced what it would spend money on next year. Overall, the results were a mixed bag – but a step in the right direction, writes Michelle Mitchell.

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COVID-19: “We’re having to rebuild and adapt because of coronavirus”

We’re having to scale down our work to reflect our new situation, but our ambition remains the same, writes our chief executive, Michelle Mitchell.

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Opinion: ‘UK cancer research could be set back years by COVID-19. We must act now’

Because of COVID-19 and the devastating impact it’s had on our income, we could be forced to cut £150 million per year from our research funding. 

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Opinion: ‘Medical research charities are falling through the cracks of COVID-19 Government support’

Without specific and strategic Government support, the COVID-19 pandemic could have a deep and long-lasting effect on our work.

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