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Patient Care and Advocacy Organisations (4 links)

  • Cancer BACUP A UK cancer charity providing information and support for cancer patients. The site offers detailed cancer information for many types of cancer and a wide range of related topics written by oncologists specifically for cancer patients.
  • Cancer Care Society A registered charity with branches in various parts of England and Wales providing counselling and support for patients, family and friends.
  • Cancer Relief Macmillan Fund National charity, devoted to ensuring the best possible quality of life for people with cancer and supporting over 1,400 Macmillan nurses.
  • Marie Curie - Cancer Care Charity Marie Curie is one of the largest cancer charities in the UK. Founded in 1948, the charity provide services in nursing, hospices, research, and education. Fund-raising is centred on a network of over 140 charity shops throughout the country.

Major Cancer Research Organisations (6 links)

This is a list of the largest research organisations. However, there are many other organisations involved in important cancer research in the UK. Many of these organisations can be found listed under 'national organisations' or in the locations and cancer-types sections of this Web site.
  • Cancer Research UK This is the largest volunteer-supported cancer research organisation in the world, formed in February 2002 following the merger of The Cancer Research Campaign and Imperial Cancer Research Fund. The site includes information on about cancer and research.
  • Leukaemia Research Fund A national cancer charity funding research into leukaemia and other types of cancer. The site includes online patient information booklets, and research abstracts.
  • Medical Research Council The MRC is a government funded body involved in medical research, including clinical trials and research into cancer.
  • National Cancer Research Network Established in April 2001 with funding from the Department of Health to improve the integration, quality and speed of research in the UK. It has established local networks provide the foundation for clinical trials and other research within the NHS.
  • National Translational Cancer Research Network A DoH funded national network of translational cancer research centres, embedded in the NHS, that iaims to ntegrate scientific and clinical expertise, and shares knowledge and resources for the benefit of patients.
  • Tenovus Tenovus is a charitible organisation, founded in 1943, involved in cancer research, prevention, care and counselling. Programs include supporting scientists and clinicians in Cardiff, Liverpool, Southampton and Bournemouth.

Professional Organisations (11 links)

Other National Organisations (23 links)

  • Anthony Nolan Trust Founded in 1974, the Trust is a leading centre for research and also runs the UK register of potential donors. The web site includes details about the Trust, information about BMT, research, fund-raising, how to become a donor, etc.
  • Aplastic Anaemia Trust, The The Trust, formerly known as the Marrow Environment Fund was founded in 1985. It is involved in research and support for aplastic anaemia (AA) and related diseases. The Web site includes information about AA, support group, fundraising etc.
  • Bob Champion Cancer Trust A UK organisation linked with the Royal Marsden hospital, established 1983. The Bob Champion Research Centre for Urological Cancer forms part of the first male dedicated cancer research centre in the UK for prostate, testicular and bladder cancers.
  • Breast Cancer Campaign a charity which funds research into breast cancer. It has been awarding research grants since 1998 via a Scientific Advisory Board. The site includes information about breast cancer, news and events, donations, FAQ etc.
  • British National Lymphoma Investigation The BNLI was formed in 1970 to coordinate medical research into the diagnosis and treatment of lymphomas, and is involved in running clinical trials and other research.
  • Cancer and Leukaemia in Childhood Trust (CLIC) A charity founded in 1976, CLIC has branches in the South West, Oxford, Kent and Edinburgh. The Web site includes details about CLIC, events, news and contact information.
  • Childhood Cancer Research Group The CCRG, based in Oxford, maintains the UK National Childhood Tumour Registry. The group is involved in a range of epidemiological and follow-up studies of childhood cancer. This site lists staff, research projects, and publications.
  • Children With Leukaemia Trust Charity formed to help relieve the financial burden of bone marrow testing and transplants in the UK.
  • Committee on Carcinogenicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment (Department of Health, UK) a government committee
  • Foundation for Children with Leukaemia a charity founded in 1988 which provides resources for leukaemia treatment and research in centres throughout the UK and funds the Paul O'Gorman Centres at GOS and Bristol. The web site includes details of the charity's work, events etc.
  • International Meyeloma Foundation - UK The IMF established an office in Edinburgh in April 1997. IMF-UK is a registered charity. This site provides details about the organisation, support groups, meetings, newsletters and other related information.
  • Medicines Control Agency The national government agency wich regulates medicines in the UK.
  • National Alliance of Childhood Cancer Parents Organisations This is an association of parent run organisations which have common aims of working together with families and health professionals to support and provide advocacy for children with cancer. The Web site includes details of NACCPO and member groups.
  • National Council for Hospice and Specialist Palliative Care Services The site includes information about the National Council, its activities and publications. It includes The UK Directory of hospice services, and related links.
  • National Radiological Protection Board The NRPB is a govenment body formed in 1970 to research and protect against radiation hazards. This site includes FAQs (medical use of radiation, epidemiology, radon, UV radiation), press releases, publications, news, etc.
  • Neuroblastoma Society, The The Neuroblastoma Society is a charity offering parental support to families with children with neuroblastoma. The web site includes a downloadable booklet for parents, a newsletter, medical update, and other information.
  • NHS Cancer Screening Programs (UK)
  • Office for National Statistics incorporating the former Office of Population Censuses and Surveys
  • Orchid Cancer Appeal The Orchid Appeal charity was launched in October 1997 and aims to promote research and raise awareness of postate and testicular cancer. The site includes details about the Appeal, about the cancers, newsletter, doctor's info, and links.
  • Prostate Cancer Charity A charity launched in 1996 to increase awareness provide support and fund research into prostate cancer, with 12,000 new patients being diagnosed each year in the UK. The site includes information about the prostate, cancer, treatments, FAQ etc
  • Sargent Cancer Care for Children a national charity, formed in 1968, that funds a skilled network of Sargent Social Workers in all major UK cancer centres, offering high quality counselling, financial help and practical care to children and their families.
  • Teenage Cancer Trust The Trust, founded in 1990, is a charitable organisation providing specialist wards, nursing and related research within NHS Oncology Centres. The Web site includes areas for teenagers, parents, events and details of the Teenage Cancer Units.
  • UK Cancer Cytogenetics Group The UKCCG was formed in 1988 to provide a forum for clinical cytogeneticists working on leukaemias and solid tumours. The web site includes details of UKCCG research projects, abstracts, meetings, contacts and links.

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