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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 $25m 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

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.    

Thank you for your interest in joining the Cancer Grand Challenges Advocacy Panel. Applications to join closed on 20 January. We are now in the reviewing and shortlisting process. 

There is a possibility that we will hold another round of applications later this year to ensure we include the voices of people affected by cancer based outside of the United Kingdom and reflect the global nature of the initiative.  

For more information, please email Andrea Delgado 

About the role

Margaret Grayson MBE
Claire James
Debby Lennard
Patrick McGuire
Gita Patel
Anjee Davis
Ivana Cattaneo
Christine Wu
Chris Stewart
Joya D Harris
Yelak Biru
Dirk Hellrung