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Patient Advocacy

Putting patients at the heart of our work

Cancer Grand Challenges is a global funding initiative founded by Cancer Research UK and the National Cancer Institute. We set ambitious challenges, providing global teams with £20m to come together and think differently, with the aim of making the progress against cancer the world urgently needs.

It’s imperative that the work we do translates into tangible impact for people affected by cancer across the globe. To enable this input, we have established the Cancer Grand Challenges Advocacy Panel, chaired by Margaret Grayson MBE. The panel is instrumental in helping develop how we embed advocacy within the initiative.

Get involved

Would you like to join our Cancer Grand Challenges Advocacy Panel?

We’re now keen to broaden the membership of the Cancer Grand Challenges Advocacy Panel to include the voices of people affected by cancer based outside of the United Kingdom to reflect the global nature of the initiative. 

From helping to shape challenges, to working closely with teams – the voice, experience, and insight of people affected by cancer is central to our work. Each panel member brings a unique perspective based on their skills, experience and established networks with other patients and the public.   

About the role

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Margaret Grayson MBE
Jeremy Dearling
Jim Elliot
Claire Flatt
Danielle Horton-Taylor
Claire James
Terry Kavanagh
Debby Lennard
Sarah Mayman
Patrick McGuire
Gita Patel
Richard Stephens