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John Baron MP visits world-class research institute with Cancer Research UK

September 22, 2017
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John Baron MP visits world-class research institute with Cancer Research UK

MP says UK fortunate to host the Francis Crick Institute Last week, John Baron MP met scientists at the Francis Crick Institute in London to learn about their ground-breaking work into cancer. The Institute is one of the world’s largest single-site biomedical research facilities, capable of shaping the future of global health. A partnership...
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John Baron MP hosts and addresses Less Survivable Cancers Reception

July 20, 2017
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MP says focus on earlier diagnosis should improve survival rates Yesterday John Baron MP, the Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Cancer, hosted and addressed a Parliamentary reception in the Houses of Parliament for the Less Survivable Cancers Taskforce. The reception was attended by MPs, research funders, GPs and healthcare professionals, and was...
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John Baron MP welcomes significant investment in NHS Transformation projects in Mid and South Essex

July 20, 2017
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MP says £5-10 million investment in NHS will improve local services John Baron MP welcomes news that Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust will benefit from a share of £325 million in new capital investment for local NHS projects across the country. Mid and South Essex will receive £5-10 million to help...
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All-Party Parliamentary Group on Cancer (APPGC) launches new inquiry into the England Cancer Strategy

July 20, 2017
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At its annual Parliamentary Summer Reception today, in addition to recognising those 20 CCGs which have most improved their one-year cancer survival rates over the last year, the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Cancer is launching a second inquiry into NHS England’s Cancer Strategy. As we near the half way point from the publication of...
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John Baron: MPs and cancer charity Chief Executives send letter to all CCGs regarding earlier diagnosis

April 28, 2017
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40 cancer charities join Parliamentarians to raise awareness of the importance of improving local one-year survival rates We know that the best way to improve survival rates is to diagnose cancer earlier. We can measure the NHS’ performance at detecting cancer early by looking at how many people survive for over one year following...
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John Baron highlights new EU regulation’s risks to cancer research

March 21, 2017
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MP: cancer charities have real concerns At Health Questions today in the House of Commons, John Baron MP asked the Minister, Nicola Blackwood MP, about the implications for health research from the EU General Regulation on Data Protection, which takes effect from 25th May 2018. John then asked, “The EU General Data Protection Regulation...
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John Baron MP attends World Cancer Day Reception

February 27, 2017
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John Baron MP attends World Cancer Day Reception

MP supports ‘Unity’ campaign Earlier this month, John Baron MP attended a Parliamentary reception to mark World Cancer Day 2017. This year’s theme is ‘unity’, and the event was organised by a coalition of cancer charities, including: Cancer Research UK, Breast Cancer Care, Breast Cancer Now, CLIC Sargent, Anthony Nolan, Bowel Cancer UK and...
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John Baron MP joins ‘Biggest Fight Against Bone Cancer’ campaign

February 17, 2017
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John Baron MP joins ‘Biggest Fight Against Bone Cancer’ campaign

MP supports campaign to raise awareness. As Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Cancer, John Baron MP recently attended a Bone Cancer Research Trust Parliamentary Reception. John heard that every year in the UK and Ireland around 600 new cases of primary bone cancer are diagnosed and around 300 people die from...
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John Baron MP raises local NHS accountability in Health Questions

February 7, 2017
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MP says CCGs must face robust accountability on cancer performance During Health Questions in the House of Commons today, John Baron MP asked the Minister for Public Health, David Mowat MP, about the accountability of Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) for their one-year cancer survival statistics. Since April 2015, CCGs have been held accountable through...
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John Baron MP hosts annual Beating Bowel Cancer Parliamentary event

February 3, 2017
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John Baron MP hosts annual Beating Bowel Cancer Parliamentary event

MP says screening uptake must increase John Baron MP recently hosted and addressed the annual ‘Beating Bowel Cancer’ reception in Parliament. This event bring together other MPs, Peers, bowel cancer patients, health professionals and members of the charity. In particular, this year’s event focused on the importance of bowel cancer screening. John said, “I...
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