ABC UK About us

Action Bladder Cancer UK (previously Action on Bladder Cancer) was set up in 2009 by a group of urologists and patients who were committed to improving outcomes for bladder cancer patients.  Their concern was the low profile of such a common cancer and the lack of both awareness (amongst the public and health professionals) and critical research funding.   In its formative years, the charity established itself as a source of information on bladder cancer for both patients and professionals, contributed to a range of consultations and publications and worked to publicise and help establish patient support groups.  

The Trustee board is now a unique mix of the UK's leading medical and research specialists and bladder cancer patients.  Our medical trustees represent bladder cancer specialists within urology, scientific research, cancer nursing and general practice.  Our patient trustees provide not only the insight of direct personal experience, but are also active and leading members of advisory panels, patient support groups and regional cancer networks.   Informed by this wealth of expertise the charity has created exciting new programmes of patient support, directly improving outcomes and research as well as educating the medical profession and the public about bladder cancer, the symptoms and the importance of early diagnosis.  You can read more about us in our 2015 Annual Review on the ABCUK Information page.

Our Trustees

Allen Knight Chair - Patient and advisory panel member  
Jeremy Crew Deputy Chair - Consultant Urologist, Urological Surgeon & Senior Lecturer
Roger Kockelbergh Treasurer - Consultant Urological Surgeon, Honorary Reader in Cancer Studies
Paula Allchorne  Trustee - Senior Cancer Nursing Specialist
Rik Bryan Trustee - Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Cancer & Genomic Sciences
Phil Kelly Trustee - Patient and advisory panel member
Mike Howard Trustee - Patient and support group founder
Dr Jon Rees Trustee - General Practitioner, special interest in Urology, Chair & Founder Primary Care Urology Society

How we help you

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Information Find information about bladder cancer, symptoms and diagnosis, and treatments.

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Help prioritise top UK research questions for bladder cancer - PHASE 2 06/09/2018

Thank you to everyone who took part in the first part of the survey to identify the top 10 research priorities for bladder cancer. Bladder cancer is seriously underfunded and ABC UK is delighted to be working with one of the top research teams in the UK to identify what patients and he...

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