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Cancer Research UK

12th July 2017

Jonathan attended a recent Parliamentary event in aid of Cancer Research UK.

Jonathan said,

“I recognise the great contribution made by charities such as Cancer Research UK in driving forward progress in the field of medical research.

“This Government is committed to improving cancer outcomes throughout the UK, and Ministers recognise that investing in research is vital in order to increase survival rates. Cancer survival rates are at a record high and we are on track to save an estimated 12,000 more lives a year for people diagnosed between 2011 and 2015. As of March 2017, figures show that at least 7,000 more people per year are surviving cancer than three years previously.

vIn light of this, it is encouraging that the National Institute for Health Research spending on cancer research has risen from £101 million in 2010/11 to £135 million in 2014/15. The Government along with Cancer Research UK, are jointly funding a network of 18 experimental cancer medicine centres aimed at driving the development and testing of new anti-cancer treatments.”

Jonathan attended a recent Parliamentary event in aid of Cancer Research UK

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