Dave Chuter was diagnosed and treated for Oesophageal cancer in September 2006.
He helped set up and run the Guildford OG cancer patient support group with the Royal Surrey County Hospital Upper GI team. Dave has been a trustee of the OPA since 2017.
Dave served as Chairman from 2012 to 2015 of the SWSH Cancer Partnership Research Group, was a member of the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Upper Gastro-Intestinal Clinical Studies Group from 2013 to 2016, and remains a member of the NCRI Consumer Liaison Group. He is also a member of the CRUK Clinical Expert Research Panel.
A member of the Tenovus choir since 2015, Dave's reason to join ToC is the charity's high profile research funding, patient support, and awareness activity, together with its adoption of the choir as ToC Voices.
Cancer research is important to Dave, but so is patient support through socialising, exercise, and singing together.
Dave is married with two daughters and two grandsons. His hobbies include walking, photography and sea fishing. Dave's ‘day’ job is as a Print Sales Manager.