Research priorities and opportunities

We have a long and proud history of supporting research into the numbers, needs, and experiences of people living with cancer. This has generated much needed evidence for us and others to draw upon to improve the lives of people with cancer and those who support them. 

We are now looking forward and working to develop a strategy for the future, bringing together what we already know about supporting people living with cancer, and considering how the changing world may shape the way we do that. 

This work will inform future decisions about how and where we invest in research. 

In the meantime, we know that it’s really important that more research is conducted that has the needs and experiences of people living with cancer at its heart and that attracting large scale research funding into this area is a key way to achieve that. 

That’s why we are working with partners like the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) to explore new ways of making this happen. 

Get involved

In Autumn 2020, Macmillan and the NCRI will be hosting a three-day residential research workshop on cancer-related fatigue. 

This event is dedicated to generating innovative and multidisciplinary research ideas that seek to answer one or both of the following questions:

  • What causes fatigue in people living with and beyond cancer?
  • What are the best ways to manage cancer-related fatigue?

We welcome applications to the workshop from anyone looking to collaborate with fellow participants to explore new ideas to advance research into cancer-related fatigue – including academics, healthcare professionals and consumers (patient and carer representatives).

The costs of attending the event will be met by the organisers. For more information and to apply visit the NCRI website.