Press office

The press office offers a service to journalists who are looking for information about cancer, research and fundraising initiatives.

Contact the press office

Call us on

0203 469 8300

Or out of hours

0203 469 8301

Email us 

For regional contacts, see below

Please note, this page is for journalists. If you are looking for general information about Cancer Research UK, help with fundraising or to find out how to support the charity, please call our Supporter Services on 0300 123 1022 or visit our contact us page.

If you would like to become a media volunteer and share your story with us, visit these pages.

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Our Press team

We publicise the charity's world class scientific and medical research along with the cancer prevention campaigns carried out by Cancer Research UK.

The team also provides comment on clinical and prevention research from around the world as well as other cancer developments in the wider scientific community.

We also act as the press office for Cancer Research Horizons.

Regional contacts (including Devolved Nations)

If you are a journalist working in the English regions or Devolved Nations, please contact your local press officer from the list below:


Lisa Adams 07713 687200

Fiona MacLeod (science) 07818 421467

Northern Ireland

Jean Walsh ( Not Fri ) 07887 678451


Ruth Amies (Not Mon) 07786 704571

North West

Greater  Manchester  Cheshire  Merseyside  Lancashire  Cumbria  Isle of Man

Jane Bullock 07810 505535

Jemma Humphreys  07467 337109 

North East, Yorkshire & North Midlands

Tyne & Wear  Co Durham  Cleveland  Northumberland  Teesside  North Yorkshire  

Michaela Robinson-Tate  07900 137935   

West Yorkshire  South Yorkshire  East Yorkshire  Derbyshire  Nottinghamshire

Nicki Embleton 07775 916502


West Midlands  Warwickshire  Shropshire  Staffordshire  Herefordshire  Worcestershire  Leicestershire

Paula Young (Not Fri) 07786 510438

Jane Redman (Not Mon) 07918 650670


Lincolnshire  Northamptonshire  Cambridgeshire  Suffolk  Norfolk  Essex

Michael Jarvis  07467 337112

South Central & West

Hampshire  Dorset  Isle of Wight  Hertfordshire  Buckinghamshire  Bedfordshire  Berkshire   Oxfordshire  Wiltshire  

Elisa Mitchell 07768 987925

Oxfordshire  Wiltshire  Gloucestershire  Avon & Somerset   Devon  Cornwall

Alison Birkett (Not Mon) 07918 653002

London & South East

Greater London  Kent  Surrey  East Sussex  West Sussex  Channel Islands

Lynn Daly 07766 070705

Digital News Team

Our digital news team – which is separate from our press office – manages the Cancer Research UK news and analysis site. These articles cover new developments in cancer research, health and policy, and cast a critical eye over coverage in the wider media.

Our news stories are often produced in collaboration with PA Media Group or other third party agencies – Cancer Research UK has full and active editorial control of this process, but the comments and opinions contained therein do not reflect those of Cancer Research UK unless explicitly stated.

If you have a query about any of these articles, you can contact the editorial team on Please note this address does not reach the Press Office, see above for their contact details.

Cancer statistics

Cancer Research UK provides cancer incidence, mortality and survival statistics and information on cancer causes and treatment.

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