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Your invitation to join Cancer Research UK’s FREE online cancer awareness course now

Cancer Research wrote:

I’m getting in touch to invite you, your colleagues and your professional networks to join Cancer Research UK’s FREE online cancer awareness course, Talking About Cancer. It’s aimed at anyone working or volunteering in health or in their community.


1 in 2 people will develop cancer in their lifetime, and we think it’s essential to get people talking about the disease. Our free online cancer awareness course has proved a huge success in helping build confidence and “know-how” to separate myths from facts and encourage healthy lifestyle changes and spotting cancer early. Join thousands of people worldwide to learn practical skills for having conversations that could help save lives. Watch the course trailer to find out more.

Talking About Cancer is led by our expert trainers Gwen Kaplan and Gill Kilgour, drawing on their years of experience as nurses. You’ll learn through quizzes, articles, interactive discussion and video scenarios demonstrating conversational dos and don’ts. Here’s what previous participants have said about the course:

 “I believe passionately that a course like this, that encourages people to be open about health issues and points the way to reliable resources, can save lives” – Barbara, participant

“The course has surpassed my expectations not only for the valuable information related to cancer and awareness, also to the transferable ideas and tools provided…I feel much more confident in talking about cancer with others” – Debbie, participant


  •  Sign up now at
  •  Runs from Monday 27 February
  •  Takes 3 hours, at your own pace, and is mobile-friendly


Please do spread the word and encourage your colleagues, professional networks, friends and family to sign up too. Email it, post it, tweet it…share it! Simply forward this email with the attached flyer; post the trailer on Facebook or LinkedIn using this link:; or if you’re on Twitter click here to share directly or you can copy and paste this tweet: 1 in 2 people will get cancer in their lifetime. Talking about it can save lives. Join @CR_UK’s awareness course now