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Stand Up To Cancer

16 October 2012

Throughout September and October 2012, Cancer Research UK and Channel 4 are encouraging everyone in the UK to get involved in the Stand Up To Cancer fundraising campaign.

Stand Up To Cancer is an established, and very successful, initiative in the US, which brings together the entertainment industry and the public to create awareness and build public support for cancer research. Starting on the 15 October, Channel 4 will air a week of factual entertainment and health programming that will culminate on Friday 19 October in a night of live television that invites viewers to watch, laugh and raise funds together, to accelerate groundbreaking research. 80% of the money raised will go towards early- and late-phase UK clinical research.

The MRC CTU designs, develops and runs trials in different types of cancer. Details of our cancer trials currently open to recruitment are available on our research area for cancer webpage. If you think you may be eligible to participate in one of our trials, please discuss this with your doctor, or the health professional that sees you most often. Further information on taking part in a trial is also available.