Cancer Treatment

John Baron MP receives Government promise that cancer patients will be offered care plans

December 7, 2010
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Cancer patients will now be treated like patients with long term conditions   In Health Questions today in the House of Commons, John Baron MP pressed the Government to ensure cancer patients were offered care plans to improve their understanding and experience of the treatment they received. Care plans are formulated with the patient,...
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John Baron MP presses for cancer reform in Health Debate

November 17, 2010
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MP welcomes increased focus on outcomes and raises questions over GP commissioning   Today in the House of Commons during a Debate on the Government’s proposals for the NHS, John Baron MP welcomed the Government’s White Paper ‘Equity and Excellence: Liberating the NHS’ which proposes that the NHS focuses more on measuring outcomes and...
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John Baron MP questions Health Minister on rarer cancer services

November 12, 2010
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During health Question in the House of Commons, John Baron MP, Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Cancer, asked the Government to give assurances that its health reforms will improve treatment for patients suffering from rarer cancers. John asked: “The All-Party Cancer group’s report last year found that those with rarer cancers...
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John Baron MP addresses Cancer Research UK’s Parliamentary Reception

November 5, 2010
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John Baron MP addresses Cancer Research UK’s Parliamentary Reception

Wednesday evening, John Baron MP as Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Cancer hosted and spoke at Cancer Research UK’s Parliamentary reception which highlighted the importance of spotting cancer early.  The reception was attended by senior figures from CRUK, The Department of Health, other charities as well as Parliamentarians.  Also speaking was...
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John Baron MP hosts bowel cancer constituency briefing

October 26, 2010
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John Baron MP hosts bowel cancer constituency briefing

John Baron MP recently hosted national charity Bowel Cancer UK’s “Drop In” parliamentary event at Portcullis House, Westminster. The event was an opportunity for MPs to get detailed information on bowel cancer relating to their particular constituency and was presented to them in the form of a Constituency Toolkit. 829 people are diagnosed with...
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John Baron MP wears it pink to fund a cure for breast cancer

October 21, 2010
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John Baron MP wears it pink to fund a cure for breast cancer

John Baron MP is joining forces with Breast Cancer Campaign to raise awareness of its award winning fundraising event, wear it pink day to fund, supported by Vanish. On Friday 29th October 2010 supporters in schools, colleges and businesses throughout the country are encouraged to don an item of pink in support of the...
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John Baron MP welcomes interim Cancer Drug Fund

September 14, 2010
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MP highlights importance of Government announcement Today the Secretary of State for Health announced that the Government will be introducing a new £50m Cancer Drugs Fund in order to help cancer patients get greater access to appropriate treatments. This will be available from October this year, and will be in addition to the £200m...
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John Baron MP sponsors CLIC Sargent Parliamentary reception

September 14, 2010
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John Baron MP sponsors CLIC Sargent Parliamentary reception

MP pledges support for children and young people with cancer John Baron MP recently pledged his support for children and young people with cancer by sponsoring CLIC Sargent’s Parliamentary reception in the House of Commons. He committed to support CLIC Sargent’s vital work by signing a pledge along with other parliamentarians. John said: “Cancer...
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John Baron MP presses Health Secretary over one year cancer survival indicator

September 14, 2010
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MP highlights importance of early diagnosis Yesterday afternoon during Health Questions in the House of Commons, John Baron MP questioned the Right Honourable Andrew Lansley MP, Secretary of State for Health, about the importance of introducing a one year survival indicator. UK cancer survival rates are behind those of Europe and a key reason...
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John Baron MP questions Government over age discrimination in NHS cancer services, and Avastin

September 8, 2010
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During Health Questions in the House of Commons yesterday, John Baron MP questioned both the Rt. Hon. Andrew Lansley CBE MP and Paul Burstow MP about the future of cancer services for the elderly. He also asked what measures could be introduced to reverse NICE’s recent...
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