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Improve cancer research today

1 in 2 people will develop cancer in their lives. World-leading cancer research happens in Greater Manchester and you can help by sharing your views and experiences with researchers.

Two people sat at a table talking
Cancer & Us: behind the scenes of research

People from Manchester and researchers discussed the future of cancer research.

Make a difference

The Network is open to everyone – we all have been, or could be, affected by cancer one day. You don’t need to have any experience of research and we welcome people from all backgrounds.

Diversity is important in cancer research because cancer can affect different groups in different ways, for example:

  • Some cancers are more likely to affect people of a particular ethnicity (e.g. Black men are more likely to get prostate cancer than other men);
  • Certain cancers are more likely to happen in younger people (e.g. Hodgkin lymphoma);
  • People who identify as Lesbian might have a higher risk of developing breast cancer.

How you can be involved

There are lots of ways to take part, including face to face or online discussion groups, phone calls, and online surveys.

We are committed to making our opportunities as inclusive and accessible as possible. We want to support you to be involved and if there is anything that we can do to enable you to take part please let us know.

If you are interested in finding out more, please get in touch using the ‘Contact us’ button below. We’ll send you an information pack and an application form.