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 the ABC UK 2019 Annual Review here: 

Our Trustees

Allen Knight Trustee & Previous Chair - Patient and advisory panel member  
Jeremy Crew Deputy Chair/Treasurer - Consultant Urologist, Urological Surgeon & Senior Lecturer
Roger Kockelbergh Chair - 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
Kevin Gorman Trustee - Patient and panel member
Dr Jon Rees Trustee - General Practitioner, special interest in Urology, Chair & Founder Primary Care Urology Society
Caroline Raw Trustee - Patient

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Understanding Bladder Cancer: Nurses' Education Event: 08 September 2023 27/06/2023

Booking has now opened for the annual major ABC UK Nurses' Education Day. Friday 08 September in Birmingham  Register for your place here: Understanding Bladder Cancer and the Latest Developments Tickets, Fri 8 Sep 2023 at 09:30 | Eventbrite Full programme here:...

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