Mid Dorset and North Poole MP, Michael Tomlinson, has pledged his support to help Cancer Research UK save more lives in his constituency and across the UK. Michael attended a parliamentary event held by the charity in Westminster just before recess to speak to Cancer Research UK about how MPs can help keep cancer at the top of the new parliament’s agenda.
Mr Tomlinson met some of Cancer Research UK’s dedicated volunteer Ambassadors and received local cancer statistics for Mid Dorset and North Poole, which underline the need for MPs to join the fight against the disease.
Michael said: “We must not underestimate the devastating impact cancer will have on people in Mid Dorset and North Poole now and in the future, so gives me hope to hear that Cancer Research UK’s pioneering research is turning the tables on the disease.
“The outlook for new and better cancer treatments in the UK is bright. However, it is clear that there is a critical role for politicians to play in helping to detect cancer earlier and bring innovative new treatments to patients faster.
“One life lost to this terrible disease is one too many and that’s why I’m supporting Cancer Research UK in their mission to beat cancer sooner.”
Layla Theiner, Cancer Research UK’s head of public affairs and campaigning said: “Survival rates in the UK have doubled in the last 40 years. But there’s still so much more to do and we can’t do it alone.
“Investment in creating the right environment in the UK to not only enable and foster research, but also to help prevent cancer and give patients the best possible access to treatments must be key priorities for the new .”