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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.

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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Our work saves lives – that must mean Black lives too

Like so many of us right now, I’ve been thinking hard about how to be a better ally, writes our CEO, Michelle Mitchell.

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Opinion: ‘Building an NHS workforce for the future must be Boris Johnson’s top health priority’

With a new Prime Minister in office, the Government’s commitments to supporting the NHS and building on the strength of science in the UK must become reality.

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Opinion: ‘New brain tumour research projects reflect Tessa Jowell’s legacy’

‘The word ‘legacy’ is often overused, but not about the late Baroness Tessa Jowell’. Michelle Mitchell reflects on Cancer Research UK’s new brain tumour funding.

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