Ellesmere Port and Neston MP, Justin Madders, has pledged his support to help Cancer Research UK save more lives in his constituency and across the UK.
Justin attended a parliamentary event held by the charity to discuss how MPs can help keep cancer at the top of the new parliament’s agenda.
“In our local health area alone around 1,500 people a year are diagnosed with cancer and 670 people will die from the disease. UK cancer survival rates are still lagging behind other countries and too many cancers are diagnosed at an advanced stage, when they are harder to treat successfully.
“We must not underestimate the devastating impact cancer will have on people in Ellesmere Port and Neston now and in the future, so it gives me hope to hear that thanks to Cancer Research UK’s pioneering research the outlook for new and better cancer treatments in the UK is encouraging.
“However, it is clear that there is a critical role for politicians to play. Investment in UK research, preventative care and enabling access to the best possible treatments must be key priorities for the new Government.
“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.”