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

PM promises ministerial brain tumour meeting

At Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs) today brain tumour champion and chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Brain Tumours (APPGBT) Derek Thomas MP asked Rishi Sunak to make brain tumours a critical priority because “a unique complex disease needs a unique response”. Mentioning that it is Brain Tumour Awareness Month, Derek said that “the brain tumour community has not seen the breakthroughs in treatment and survival rates that many of us believe they should have.”

The PM thanked Derek for his “thoughtful and powerful question” continuing that “I'll make sure that he (Derek) gets a meeting with a relevant minister, so we can assure that that funding gets out the people who need it, and we can bring relief to them as quickly as we can”.

Following the launch of the APPGBT report, Pathway to a Cure, and last week’s Brain Tumour Debate this question adds to the political momentum for change and an improvement in Government funding for brain tumour research.

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