Shaping the Future of Cancer Care

Presented by Simon Thomas

Empowering Lives; Proactive approaches to cancer prevention

Every year millions of people across the world are diagnosed with cancer, yet an incredible 40 percent of those can be prevented. One way to decrease the risk is through exercise. Even simple exercises that you can do around your home or office can make a difference. Created in partnership with World Cancer Research Fund, this panel focuses on the benefits of physical activity in reducing cancer risk

Approved by World Cancer Research Fund.

Partner films

Raising awareness and emphasising innovative approaches

Developed and funded by Accord Healthcare. Accord Healthcare is committed to raising awareness and emphasising innovative approaches, through bringing new medicines to market and also repurposing medicines to allow new patients to benefit from existing treatments in cancer care.

Innovative, proven and tailored treatments

Every cancer and every patient is unique, so a personalised approach to cancer care and treatment is key to achieving the best possible outcomes. Genesis Care is developing and delivering innovative, proven and tailored treatments which prioritise patient care from a holistic point of view, delivering lower risks, fewer side effects, and quicker, more effective treatments.

The importance of early Myeloma diagnosis

Multiple Myeloma, also known as Myeloma, is a type of blood cancer, which accounts for 15% of blood cancers in the UK*. The Binding Site, part of Thermo Fisher Scientific, is working with partners to raise awareness of the condition and the importance of early diagnosis to treat the condition effectively, improving the quality of life for patients. *Source: Myleoma UK

Thought leaders

Finding bowel cancer early to beat it

Every 30 minutes someone dies from bowel cancer in the UK, making it the second highest cause of cancer deaths. A big reason for that is that almost half of people are diagnosed in the later stages when the disease is harder to treat and survival rates plummet. Genevieve Edwards, the Chief Executive at Bowel Cancer UK, discusses their mission to change this and ensure a future where nobody dies of the disease.

Approved by Bowel Cancer UK.

Collaboration, research and a pioneering test offers reassurance for patients

Cases of skin cancer are on the rise. By 2040 over 22,000 people in the UK are predicted to be diagnosed with Melanoma; the deadliest form of skin cancer. With funding from The British Skin Foundation, a team at Newcastle University has developed a pioneering test which reliably predicts which people's early-stage melanomas are at low risk of recurring, offering patients reassurance and the possibility of more personalised management.

Approved by the British Skin Foundation.

Prevention, diagnosis and treatment

Cancer Research UK supports research into all aspects of cancer through the work of over 4,000 scientists, doctors and nurses. This pioneering work into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer has helped save millions of lives. Their CEO, Michelle Mitchell OBE discusses the strides made in cancer research and care over the last decade.

Approved by Cancer Research UK.

Meeting the changing needs of people with cancer

Macmillan Cancer Support has been providing vital practical, emotional and financial support for people with cancer for more than 100 years. Throughout this time, it has evolved to meet the changing needs of people with cancer. With the rapid advancements in cancer treatment and care we are now seeing, find out how is Macmillan responding in 2024.

Approved by Macmillan Cancer Support.

Raising awareness of prostate cancer in Black communities

In the UK, 1 in 4 black men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer and have double the risk of developing Prostate Cancer than other men. Prostate Cancer UK is actively raising awareness within Black communities nationwide to ensure they understand their heightened risk. Nick Ridgman, Head of Health Information & Clinical Support at Prostate Cancer UK, and Samuel Nelson, diagnosed with prostate cancer in his fifties back in 2017, share the importance of Black men knowing about their risk of getting prostate cancer.

Approved by Prostate Cancer UK.

Offering tailored support to families

Today in the UK, 12 children and young people will receive the devastating news of a cancer diagnosis. For them and their families, this means a world turned upside down. Their cancer requires specialised treatment, often far from home, disrupting education and their well-being. Young Lives vs Cancer is the sole UK charity offering tailored support through dedicated social workers. Rachel Kirby-Rider, the charity's Chief Executive, discusses the profound impact of cancer on young lives and the crucial need for support.

Approved by Young Lives vs Cancer.

Presented by

Simon Thomas

Presenter Simon Thomas is a well-known and respected British television presenter who worked on Blue Peter for six years, presented live Premier League football on Sky Sports from 2016 to 2018 and who has recently made his debut as the new lead presenter of Soccer Saturday. Simon is also a podcaster, author and President of Blood Cancer UK.

Supporting efforts for a world without cancer

Millions of people are affected by cancer every year and World Cancer Day is a symbol of unity. In Shaping the Future of Cancer Care we will highlight the work of organisations making strides against cancer, showcasing hope and progress.

Each film included in this programme has been approved and complied by the brand associated with that content as identified in the descriptions above. Additional content has been approved by a featured organisation where indicated on this page.

With your help, we can beat cancer, together

The incredible research and support in this area is funded by donations. Click on the individual links below to make a contribution to any of the charities involved in the programme.

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