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Brain tumours kill more children and adults under the age of 40 than any other cancer

Campaigners at Downing Street to hand in petition

Brain Tumour Research campaigner Uzmah Yunis is at Downing Street today to hand in a petition demanding action to tackle Britain’s cancer crisis.

Uzmah, who lost her husband Laurent Viteau, aged 50, in August 2021 to a glioblastoma (GBM), is there with representatives of 61 other charities which have united under the banner of One Cancer Voice. She will be one of three charity campaigners to hand the petition into Number 10.

The 80,000-name petition is calling on the Government to take urgent action to help the 445,000 people who Cancer Research UK experts say will be diagnosed with cancer in Britain next year and in each of the following five years if trends continue. The figures show a rise of almost 10% on current numbers.

Brain Tumour Research spokesman Hugh Adams said: “We are proud to be part of this important coalition standing alongside other charities such as Blood Cancer UK, Lymphoma Action and Pancreatic Cancer UK. We are united in calling for the Government to make a firm commitment to transform research, diagnosis, treatment, and the experience of patients.

“We will continue to keep this pressure on during March, which is Brain Tumour Awareness Month, and beyond, for as long as it is required to make the difference that patients now and those in the future so desperately need and deserve.”

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