Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Yvonne Fovargue backs Cancer Research UK by signing 'Commit to Beat Cancer' Pledge

The Committment covers all aspects of cancer from prevention to treatment and scientific research. The Cancer Commitment calls on MPs in the next Parliament to take action in five key areas:

* Detecting cancer earlier;
* Providing world class treatment;
* Preventing more cancers;
* Tackling cancer inequalities;
* Protecting the UK’s research base

Yvonne said, “I am delighted to pledge my support for Cancer Research UK’s vital campaign. We all know from our own lives, a family member, friend or work colleague who have been diagnosed with Cancer. With a concerted effort from the next Parliament, we can give hope to the millions of people affected by cancer and their friends and family."

"Now that Labour's investment and reform have brought waiting lists down, I welcome the pledge that Labour will create legally binding guarantees for all patients including one-week cancer diagnosis. A future Labour Government will focus on early cancer diagnosis, giving GPs direct access to ultrasound and MRI scans, to create a right to diagnostic tests, with results, within one week."