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Artwork produced as part of a patient and public involvement workshop

In this mini-series of three articles, we share a recent PPIE project where we co-created an accessible information sheet based on a journal paper. In this article the PPI co-ordinator, Lisa Whittaker and one of the researchers, Catarina Veiga give an overview of the project and share their experiences of being involved. In this mini-series of three articles, we share a recent PPIE project where we co-created an accessible information sheet based on a journal paper. In this article the PPI co-ordinator, Lisa Whittaker and one of the researchers, Catarina Veiga give an overview of the project and share their experiences of being involved.

by Lisa Whittaker, Catarina Veiga | Analysis | 28 May 2024

28 May 2024

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series How can we share research together?
That Cancer Conversation in a white speech bubble with a dark blue background

In another episode of That Cancer Conversation, Sophie speaks to Shaumya about being diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma at 18. In another episode of That Cancer Conversation, Sophie speaks to Shaumya about being diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma at 18.

by Cancer Research UK | Podcast | 26 April 2024

26 April 2024

This entry is part 16 of 21 in the series That Cancer Conversation
Issy, Jake and Joram, who shared their stories with us for Teenage and Young Adult Cancer Awareness Month.

April is Teenage and Young Adult Cancer Awareness Month. Three teenagers who were diagnosed with cancer share their experiences and advice. April is Teenage and Young Adult Cancer Awareness Month. Three teenagers who were diagnosed with cancer share their experiences and advice.

by Tom Bourton, Tim Gunn | Personal stories | 2 April 2024

2 April 2024

A Cancer Research UK-funded researcher in the lab.

We helped fund a trial into neuroblastoma treatment that has improved how doctors treat the disease when other options aren't working. It's an important step forward in treating these relapsed and refractory tumours, which have some of the lowest survival rates for any childhood cancer.   We helped fund a trial into neuroblastoma treatment that has improved how doctors treat the disease when other options aren't working. It's an important step forward in treating these relapsed and refractory tumours, which have some of the lowest survival rates for any childhood cancer.  

by Tim Gunn | News | 10 January 2024

10 January 2024

Cancer Research UK and Children with Cancer UK will co-fund a £5.5 million research programme to advance precision medicine for children and young people whose cancer has returned or whose treatment has stopped working. Cancer Research UK and Children with Cancer UK will co-fund a £5.5 million research programme to advance precision medicine for children and young people whose cancer has returned or whose treatment has stopped working.

by Sophie Wedekind | News | 20 November 2023

20 November 2023

Concluding our first Teenager and Young Adult Cancer Awareness Month, we look at how longer waiting times are impacting their mental health. Concluding our first Teenager and Young Adult Cancer Awareness Month, we look at how longer waiting times are impacting their mental health.

by Sophie Wedekind | Analysis | 27 April 2023

27 April 2023

Lab equipment at our Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre in Southampton
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3 ways we're helping teenagers and young adults with cancer

Teenagers and young adults with cancer have to deal with unique challenges. We're using our expertise to help tackle them. Teenagers and young adults with cancer have to deal with unique challenges. We're using our expertise to help tackle them.

by Tim Gunn | In depth | 18 April 2023

18 April 2023

Fatimah, 19, near her home, and Adam, 23, on holiday. They were both diagnosed with cancer in their mid-teens.

For Teenage and Young Adult Cancer Awareness Month, we're hearing from four supporters who've faced the unique challenges of teenage cancer. For Teenage and Young Adult Cancer Awareness Month, we're hearing from four supporters who've faced the unique challenges of teenage cancer.

by Tom Bourton | Personal stories | 6 April 2023

6 April 2023

That Cancer Conversation in a white speech bubble with a dark blue background

Dr Ishu Kataria and her team are working out how to get the HPV vaccine to more than 70 million girls and help India 'eliminate' cervical cancer. Dr Ishu Kataria and her team are working out how to get the HPV vaccine to more than 70 million girls and help India 'eliminate' cervical cancer.

by Cancer Research UK | Podcast | 9 December 2021

9 December 2021

This entry is part 4 of 21 in the series That Cancer Conversation
Some of the In2scienceUK mentors and mentees

We’ve partnered with In2science UK, an organisation that promotes diversity in STEM, to sponsor 10 young people through a mentoring programme. We’ve partnered with In2science UK, an organisation that promotes diversity in STEM, to sponsor 10 young people through a mentoring programme.

by Mae De Los Santos | In depth | 16 November 2021

16 November 2021

This entry is part 7 of 8 in the series Diversity in research
Rebecca and family

This Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, we caught up with families who have been affected by children’s and young people’s cancers to find out how COVID-19 has impacted them and their loved ones. This Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, we caught up with families who have been affected by children’s and young people’s cancers to find out how COVID-19 has impacted them and their loved ones.

by Tom Bourton | Analysis | 15 September 2021

15 September 2021