MP backs bid to improve cancer survival rates

Mike Weir has backed the charity's bid to improve survival rates.

Mike Weir has backed the charity's bid to improve survival rates.

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Mike Weir, who is the MP for Angus, has revealed his support for Cancer Research UK’s bid to improve survival rates.

Mr Weir’s support follows a visit by Cancer Research UK scientists to Westminster to speak about their plans to “accelerate progress and help save more lives in Scotland”.

The occasion gave Mr Weir the chance to participate in interactive experiments with cancer researchers, learning about the biology of cancer and cutting-edge work to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.

Commenting on the event Mr Weir said: “The good news is that there have been significant steps forward for cancer patients. More people are surviving the disease and living longer and Cancer Research UK’s work has been at the heart of this progress.

“But there is more to be done to help people beat cancer. I wholeheartedly support Cancer Research UK’s aim to improve survival through the earlier diagnosis of cancer and greater access to the best treatment possible.”

Sara Osborne, head of policy at Cancer Research UK said: “It’s great to have Mike’s support to highlight the vital role MPs and their constituents can play in helping to tackle all cancers.”

She added: “We need the public and MPs to get behind us and help make our ambition possible. In the next two decades we can, and will, transform the outlook for cancer patients.”

For more information on how to get involved in Cancer Research UK’s campaigning work, visit cruk.org/campaigns.