Health Minister promises “step change” in brain tumour research funding

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At our event at Westminster to launch our new manifesto, Health Minister Andrew Stephenson announced he is bringing together key stakeholders in the brain tumour community to “do things differently” in order to unlock research funds promised by the Government.

This will see a round table meeting taking place in May bringing together “our collective brains” to ensure that barriers to funding research are unblocked. Echoing the name of our manifesto, the minister said he was looking forward to working with Brain Tumour Research and the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Brain Tumours (APPGBT) – for which we provide the secretariat – to “drive forward and deliver that step change in May”.

Health Minister Andrew Stephenson with Brain Tumour Research CEO Dan Knowles at the manifesto launch

Our CEO, Dan Knowles (pictured with Andrew Stephenson), said: “It’s great to have this commitment from the Minister and we look forward to working with him to ensure the promised Government funding is allocated to researchers and provides new hope for patients and their families. Other cancers in recent decades have seen increased research investment and associated improvements in survival. Now is the time for us to make the same investment in brain tumours and find a cure for this devastating disease.”

Read our manifesto, It is time to do things differently, online and find out how you can get involved and campaign to drive change.

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