Cancer Support UK is now a member of Cancer52, an umbrella charity, which represents over 100 charities and patient organisations, who are united by their vision of seeing a better future for everyone affected by the rare and less common cancers.
Cancer52’s key aim is partnership and collaboration with the other cancer charities, which form its membership. Cancer52 brings these organisations together into a single voice for people with rare and less common cancers, to ensure they are heard at the highest level of cancer policy and influencing.
Its aim is to promote improved diagnosis, treatment and support for those affected by rare and less common cancers. Cancer52 works on matters that impact on the rare and less common cancer community – defined as all cancers outside the ‘big four’ of breast, prostate, lung and bowel.
Commenting on Cancer Support UK’s membership of Cancer52, Mark Guymer, CEO of Cancer Support UK, said:
“At Cancer Support UK we feel passionately about improving the lives of people living with and beyond cancer.
“It therefore seems eminently sensible that charities with different specific objectives, but a complimentary overarching purpose, should join together and pool resources in order to increase overall impact for the force of greater good.
“As a new member of Cancer52, we are excited to be supporting the valuable work they undertake.
“We look forward to collaborating with Cancer52’s member organisations and welcome this opportunity to share our expertise and knowledge, with the aim of achieving greater health equality and improved outcomes for people affected by cancer.”
Jane Lyons, CEO of Cancer52 added “We are delighted to have Cancer Support UK join our growing membership. By working together as one unified voice we can tackle the disparity in services and outcomes faced by those with rare and less common cancers.”