Campaign with us

When a family is faced with a significant health issue like kidney cancer, the focus of their attention is understandably on helping their loved one get better. As they make their way through the system, at every step, people are hopeful their loved ones are receiving the best care, at the right time. But as many of you know from experience, there is much more that can be done beyond hope. One of those things is advocacy.

Advocacy gives individuals a way to make their voices heard and can bring about impactful change or action. The following sections give you more information on how to become involved:

If you would like to get involved
with campaigning, please email us.

What is advocacy and why is it important?

How can advocacy make a difference?

What are the different types of advocacy?

What makes advocacy successful?

Meeting with decision makers

How to tell your story

How to engage with the media

Advocacy using social media

The following reports describe some of the advocacy work that we have been involved with on behalf of kidney cancer patients and their families over the years. The majority of this work aims to change government policy to improve the care and treatment of cancer patients. Most of the work is done in partnership with other small charities and patient groups or pharmaceutical companies: We are ‘Stronger Together’

23 Mar 2023

One Cancer Voice petition: 80,000 demand diagnosis and treatment is top priority

24 Feb 2023

Coalition for reducing bureaucracy in clinical trials

8 Feb 2023

Cancer in the UK: Overview 2023

17 Nov 2022

NHS long-term workforce plan

16 Nov 2022

Taking action on equalities in rare and less common cancers: Understanding the issues

26 Jul 2022

Attitudes towards pharmaceutical companies in the UK

8 Jul 2022

Age differences in patient-reported experience of diagnosis, management, and burden of kidney cancer

8 Jul 2022

Patient engagement is a potential blockbuster treatment that urologists should prescribe for their cancer patients

8 Jun 2022

Scottish Government's new 10-year cancer strategy

7 Jun 2022

Health and Care Bill now an Act of Parliament

7 Jun 2022

Psychological wellbeing of people with cancer

7 Jun 2022

We cannot meet the mental health needs of cancer patients without breaking down silos

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