Brain Tumour Research meets Health Minister at Westminster

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Brain Tumour Research CEO Dan Knowles and Director of Research, Policy and Innovation Dr Karen Noble met the Health Minister Andrew Stephenson MP at Westminster yesterday (they are pictured below after the Portcullis House meeting), and were joined online by Professor Lucy Chappell, Chief Scientific Adviser to the Department of Health and Social Care and CEO of the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR).

Brain Tumour Research Director of Research Dr Karen Noble, Health Minister Andrew Stephenson and Brain Tumour Research CEO Dan Knowles

An open discussion demonstrated a common desire to improve options and outcomes for brain tumour patients and a keenness to remove blockages to funding across the translational pipeline – a pipeline that shouldn’t just be seen as left to right but one that must be “joined up”.

The minister declared himself a “huge fan of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Brain Tumours (APPGBT)” and coincidentally yesterday evening saw a meeting of the APPGBT which Brain Tumour Research is proud to provide the secretariat for.

The meeting enjoyed the attendance of two former ministers, Will Quince, Andrew Stephenson’s predecessor at the Department of Health, and George Freeman, former first UK Minister for Life Science.

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