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Cancer treatment

Published Wednesday, April 18, 2018

This pack has been prepared ahead of the debate to be held in the Commons Chamber on Thursday 19 April 2018 on cancer treatment. The subject for the debate has been selected by the Backbench Business Committee and the debate will be opened by Sarah Jones MP.

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A Backbench Business Committee debate on cancer treatment will be led by Sarah Jones MP. The motion of the debate is:

That this House pays tribute to the work of Baroness Tessa Jowell in her campaign to help people with brain tumours to live better lives for longer; recognises the Government’s increased funding for research and calls on the Government to increase the sharing of health data and promote greater use of adaptive clinical trials.

In the application to the Backbench Business Committee, Sarah Jones highlighted the debate led by Baroness Tessa Jowell in the House of Lords in January 2018 on cancer treatment, and activity since that time in this area. She said that the proposed debate would mirror the one in the House of Lords and provide an opportunity for the Government to provide further information on this subject following a roundtable event in February 2018.

Commons Debate packs CDP-2018-0090

Authors: Nikki Sutherland; Sarah Barber

Topics: Diseases, Health services, Medicine

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