Steve McCabe MP backs Cancer Research UK Campaign to make every moment count

Steve McCabe MP is supporting Cancer Research UK’s campaign to discover more about the power of research.

Senior Cancer Nurse, Julia Frater met Steve and explained that every year around 28,000 people in the West Midlands and more than 330,000 people in the UK are diagnosed with cancer. Thanks to research, survival rates have doubled in the last 40 years. This means that 45 per cent of those people will survive the disease for more than 10 years. This astonishing fact means over 2,800 people will survive cancer every week thanks to research.Cancer Research UK have played a key role in the research leading to some of the landmark advances in treatment including tamoxifen for breast cancer and cisplatin for testicular cancer. However, despite the successes, Cancer Research UK believes much more can be done to help more people in the West Midlands and across the UK beat cancer sooner. 

Steve McCabe MP said:

“It was really interesting to talk to Senior Cancer Nurse, Julia about what research into cancer can achieve.  That’s why I’m backing Cancer Research UK’s campaign to make every moment count in the fight against cancer and I’m encouraging everyone to join me.”

Cancer Research UK’s Head of Policy, Sara Osborne, said: “It’s great to have Steve McCabe MP’s support to highlight the power of research in saving lives and to raise awareness of how much more we need to do to ensure no-one’s life is cut short by cancer.

“Although more people are beating the disease than ever before, survival rates in the UK still lag behind the best in Europe for nearly all common cancers. This must change and that’s why we need everyone to back our campaign for improvements in all areas of the patient’s journey, from earlier diagnosis to access to the best treatments.”

For more information on how to get involved, visit http://www.cancerresearchuk.org

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