21 February 2024
APPG on Brain Tumours

Every year 16,000 people are diagnosed with brain cancer.

That’s 2 people per hour.

New technology is opening up new treatments.

Patients & their charities are desperate to support research medicine.

That’s why, during my time as Minister for Life Sciences at the DHSC, Jeremy Hunt, James O’Shaughnessy & I secured £40m for brain cancer research via the NIHR.

But it’s very concerning to hear it’s been held up by slow bureaucratic processes — when patients are desperate.

Having worked to support Mid Norfolk cancer patients throughout my time as an MP, I was very glad to rejoin the All Party Parliamentary Group on Brain Tumours yesterday to discuss how to unlock this funding.