Thank you to everyone who contacted their MPs and asked them to attend the April 2016 debate on funding for brain tumour research.
MPs debated the Petitions Committee report calling for an increase in national research spending on better diagnosis and treatment of brain tumours.
Thanks to your help we’re pleased to let you know that the government announced a series of new measures.
Health Minister George Freeman MP announced the government will:
Children with Cancer UK will keep you updated of further campaign developments, and also of the life-saving projects we’re funding through our Brain Tumour Initiative.
The debate was the result of the Petitions Committee first ever report into funding for research into brain tumours, published on 14 March 2016. The report covers:
The report was put together and published as a result of the increase funding into brain tumour research petition, which gained over 120,000 signatures on the Government’s petitions website.Read the Petitions Committee report into funding for research into brain tumours
Brain tumours kill more children than any other form of cancer. Some childhood brain tumours are untreatable and leave few, if any, survivors.
Rhiley was diagnosed with a rare brain and spinal tumour at just two years old. She sadly passed away in April 2015, two weeks after her third birthday.
With your help, we aim to increase survival rates and improve life after treatment for children with all types of brain tumours, including those that are currently untreatable.Read Rhiley's story