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. 

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
Peter Harper Trustee - Oncologist
Mark Page Trustee - Patient 
Caroline Raw Trustee - Patient
Alexandra Colquhoun Trustee - Consultant Urologist
Jenny Akins Trustee - Urology Advanced Nurse Practitioner

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Muscle invasive bladder cancer - challenges around the pathway of care webinar - 15th July 2024 04/06/2024

Muscle invasive bladder cancer - challenges around the pathway of care A Nurses' Bladder Cancer Education Webinar This webinar will be presented by Helen Johnson who is a urology oncology clinical nurse specialist at the Christie Hospital in Manchester. She has been a CNS for ...

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