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National brain tumour research funding needs to increase to £35 million a year

Secretary of State determined to see ‘frontline’ brain tumour funding

The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Sajid Javid was questioned by MPs at Westminster this lunchtime and Holly Mumby-Croft MP took the opportunity to ask him about funding for research for into brain tumours.

Mentioning her constituent David Hopkins, Holly, a supporter of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Brain Tumours (APPGBT) and a member of the APPGBT inquiry panel, told the Secretary of State that, alongside early diagnosis, improved access was needed to the £40 million brain tumour research funding made available by the Government in 2018. She asked Sajid Javid if he would read the inquiry report of the APPGBT (which will be released in early 2023) and if he will do all he can to speed up access to the £40 million.

His reply was that: “I will of course read the APPG report that she referred to” and that “I am determined to ensure the funding that we’re investing in this vital area of research is going straight to the front line”.

At Brain Tumour Research we are committed to identifying and removing any barriers to the deployment of all of this £40 million – we know that currently less than 25% of this money has been allocated – and are very grateful to the politicians who support us in this endeavour, and our campaigners who tenaciously and persistently lobby them.

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