Mark Tami MP Backs Cancer Research UK Campaign to Make Every Moment Count

Alyn & Deeside MP Mark Tami attended Cancer Research UK’s parliamentary event to discover more about the power of research which, every week, saves more than five times as many lives as there are seats in the chamber of the House of Commons.

This astonishing fact means over 2,800 people will survive cancer every week thanks to research.

Mark Tami MP said: “Research is vital in the fight against cancer and these statistics show just how important it is. This is why I am supporting the campaign to make every matter count as it is truly inspiring to see what research can achieve.’

Every day 50 people in Wales and more than 330,000 people a year in the UK are diagnosed with cancer. Thanks to research, survival rates have doubled in the last 40 years. This means that 45 per cent of those people will survive the disease for more than 10 years.

Cancer Research UK’s work has been at the heart of that progress.  The charity’s researchers have played a key role in the research leading to some of the landmark advances in treatment including tamoxifen for breast cancer and cisplatin for testicular cancer.

However, despite the successes, Cancer Research UK believes much more can be done to help more people in Wales and across the UK beat cancer sooner. 

The focus of the reception was on the importance of early diagnosis, radiotherapy and surgery in helping to save more lives.

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