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CANCERactive has always been a different sort of cancer charity. Set up by people touched by cancer, 15 years on we remain the charity focused on bringing highly usable research straight from some of the world’s top cancer centres, empowering readers to make more informed choices and so increase their personal odds of survival. 

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We pride ourselves on our independence. We are free to tell you exactly what the research said, unencumbered by vested, or conflict of, interest. We put the patient first – you have the right to know the Truth, the whole Truth and nothing but the Truth. But, such ‘Independence’ comes at a price. Big Pharma has no interest in making donations to us, nor do the mass market food and drink brands. They simply would not be allowed to bias our thinking or our reporting.

Cancer Champions

We have grown enormously; some days 10,000 people visit our 4,000-page website. Chris Woollams runs this website, he adds the latest research stories, he adds articles of interest on the latest hot topics, he champions treatments – HIFU, Hyperbaric Oxygen, Cannabis, the Rainbow Diet and so on. He publishes a magazine twice a year in hospitals, he speaks, he builds prevention programmes, he answers readers’ questions, he has a fortnightly e news going out worldwide, he helps people build tailored programmes and holds Personal Prescriptions, and he writes books.

He needs help! 

He is looking for people, themselves touched by cancer, who would add value, topicality and clarity to each cancer section on the website. For example, a friend of his has developed prostate cancer. He knows several other people with that cancer and they have formed a team. They have looked at all the articles, including the overview, on prostate cancer. They have suggested improvements, suggested new articles, suggested cuts and so on. Armed with a complete checklist of what a team of real people want to know Chris will then polish those pages on the website.

But this is just one cancer. Could you help? Could you be a cancer champion for breast cancer, or ovarian cancer, or multiple myeloma, or brain cancer, or lymphoma, or any cancer? 

Chris wants to know what YOU want. He wants to improve the website (it is currently being updated in style and format anyway), to cut articles, polish articles, to write missing articles. He wants CANCERactive to be the Patients’ Champion in Britain, written by patients, for patients.

Can you help? Please?

If so, please contact Wendy on 0300 365 3015 

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