National brain tumour research funding needs to increase to £35 million a year
PM receives our report from Parliamentary brain tumour champion
The Prime Minister has been presented with a copy of our #BrainTumourPetition Report by the Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Brain Tumours (APPGBT), Derek Thomas MP.
This handover had been agreed in March when Derek spoke at PMQs and drew MPs attention to Brain Tumour Awareness Month. Brain tumours must have been in the PMs mind again in May when he spoke of brain cancer as being “an area that is too often neglected in our system and may fall through the cracks”.
Derek said: “Time with the PM is limited and so alongside APPGBT officer Holly Mumby-Croft MP, I was pleased to take this opportunity. I believe the PM to have a real interest in this matter and look forward to further engagement with him on the need to progress better research funding for this devastating disease.
“How we have accelerated a COVID vaccine into the arms of the public is a shining example of what can be achieved with significant funding investment, an increased sense of urgency and a willingness to do things differently to make a real difference.
“The recently launched APPGBT inquiry into a ‘Pathway to a cure – breaking down the barriers’ will also be a piece of work that I will keep the PM abreast of and I will push for a meeting with him to discuss how best we can address the inquiry’s recommendations for this pathway to be adopted.”
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