Doncaster MP Rosie Winterton has learned more about the pioneering work being carried out to boost cancer survival rates.
She met Cancer Research UK scientists in Westminster and was told about the charity’s ambition that within two decades three out of four patients diagnosed should survive at least ten years.
Rosie took part in interactive experiments, discovering more about the biology of cancer.
Currently, two in four people diagnosed with cancer survive for at least ten years – compared to just one in four in the early 1970s.
Rosie, who represents Doncaster Central, said: “The good news is that there have been significant steps forward for cancer patients. More people are surviving the disease and living longer and Cancer Research UK’s work has been at the heart of this progress.
“But there is more to be done to help people beat cancer. I wholeheartedly support Cancer Research UK’s aim to improve survival through the earlier diagnosis of cancer and greater access to the best treatment possible.”
Sara Osborne, Head of Policy at Cancer Research UK, said: “It’s great to have Rosie’s support to highlight the vital role MPs and their constituents can play in helping to tackle all cancers.
“We must not underestimate the devastating impact that cancer has on the lives of those with a cancer diagnosis and their families.”
Cancer Research UK is the world’s leading cancer charity dedicated to saving lives through research.
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