Balls to Cancer joins Cancer 52

We are very happy to announce that we have agreed to join Cancer 52 as we believe that ALL cancer sufferers are important and that no one should be over looked.

Cancer52 has grown from an initial group brought together at the request of the National Cancer Director, Mike Richards to input into the Cancer Reform Strategy.

We are so named because 52% of cancer deaths in the UK are from the less common cancers (i.e. excluding the ‘big four’: bowel, breast, lung and prostate), although in 2013 this proportion increased to 54%.

Cancer52 is an alliance of more than 70 organisations working to address the inequalities that exist in policy, services and research into the less common cancers and to improve outcomes for patients with these highly challenging diseases. Most who work for the organisation give their time and resources on a voluntary basis.

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