Charity Focus: Cancer Research UK

Published on: 4th July 2017 | Updated on: 15th March 2022

This feature provides information about the different tools and resources available from Cancer Research UK, a cancer charity that funds research and develops policy and information in the UK.

Cancer Research UK can be found on social media:

For patients

Free information leaflets and resources

Cancer Research UK has a wealth of free resources to support patients, including web pages, leaflets, posters, handy pocket cards, downloadable PDFs and infographics. These include resource packs specifically designed for pharmacies. Topics include:

Other resources include:

About Cancer web pages  Up-to-date, easy to understand and reliable information about cancer.

Cancer Research UK blog – The latest news, views and opinions from Cancer Research UK. Includes updates on research, evidence and behind-the-headlines insights.

Causes of cancer and reducing risk Information about causes of cancer, prevention and reducing risk through lifestyle changes.

Patient Involvement Network – How patients can get involved and influence Cancer Research UK’s work by sharing their experiences of cancer.

CancerChat – Chat online to other people affected by cancer. There’s also a friendly team of moderators and nurses also on hand to provide support.

For healthcare professionals

E-cigarettes information hub – The hub includes answers to commonly asked questions, a summary of the current evidence base on e-cigarettes as well as links to useful resources.

Talk Cancer training workshops – This training course is intended to increase pharmacy teams’ knowledge, confidence and skills to make a difference in their community through simple conversations about cancer prevention, early diagnosis and screening. The training is suitable for anyone working in community pharmacy, and can support your position as a Healthy Living Pharmacy.

Online “Talking About Cancer” course – A free interactive online cancer awareness course that gives pharmacy teams an introduction to talking about cancer prevention and the importance of spotting cancer early. You’ll learn through quizzes, articles, interactive discussion and video scenarios demonstrating conversational dos and don’ts. The course takes three hours and can be done at any pace.

Cancer Insight for Pharmacy newsletter – A free expert guide on cancer prevention and early diagnosis aimed specifically at pharmacy staff. To sign up to the mailing list, or to order and download previous copies, click here.

Other newsletters for health professionals – A range of newsletters specifically for those who work in health. Titles include Early Diagnosis, Cancer Stats and Intelligence, and Research Updates.

Early Diagnosis campaigns, reports and resources – Find out how your pharmacy can get involved in activities that support early diagnosis of cancer, including promoting campaigns like Be Clear on Cancer and bowel screening projects. You can also read about pharmacies who’ve been part of the ACE (Accelerate, Coordinate, Evaluate) programme.

Local health professional facilitators – Locally-based facilitators who work directly with the NHS and other local health services across the UK to drive improvements in cancer outcomes.

Cancer stats in your area – Use Cancer Research UK’s local cancer statistics tool to find the latest cancer-related information in your area.

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