Cancer Treatment

John Baron MP hosts and speaks at Beating Bowel Cancer Parliamentary reception

January 30, 2014
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John Baron MP hosts and speaks at Beating Bowel Cancer Parliamentary reception

MP and Chief Executive ‘lift the lid’ on bowel cancer In his capacity as Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Cancer , John Baron MP hosted a Westminster reception yesterday evening on behalf of the charity Beating Bowel Cancer to help raise awareness of the disease. At the reception, guests heard about...
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John Baron MP welcomes NHS emphasis on earlier diagnosis

January 17, 2014
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MP says new Outcomes Indicator Set is good news for cancer patients NHS England recently published the Outcomes Indicator Set (OIS) for 2014/2015. The OIS sets the priorities for Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), which are responsible for NHS services at the local level. Last year, the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Cancer (APPGC), of which...
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John Baron MP: ‘Britain Against Cancer’ Conference a huge success

December 13, 2013
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MP says new report highlights key challenges Earlier this week, the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Cancer (APPGC) held its annual ‘Britain Against Cancer’ (BAC) conference in Methodist Central Hall, Westminster. BAC is a major event in the cancer calendar, bringing together policymakers, cancer professionals, charities and patients. In all, around 600 delegates attended –...
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Parliamentary Group launches ‘call to arms’ report at Britain Against Cancer conference

December 10, 2013
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Group Chairman says late diagnosis is a ‘national disgrace’ Today at Britain Against Cancer, the Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Cancer (APPGC), John Baron MP, launched a major new report entitled ‘Cancer Across the Domains: Cancer Priorities for the new NHS’. The report highlights where the NHS should improve cancer care, and...
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John Baron MP attends ‘Zebra’ NET Cancer event in Parliament

December 5, 2013
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MP says NHS must make extra effort with rarer cancers John Baron MP recently attended a Parliamentary reception organised by Novartis Oncology, in association with the NET Patient Foundation. NET stands for ‘neuroendocrine tumours’, which are a complex and rare group of cancers affecting the neuroendocrine cells. Diagnosis of these cancers can be difficult...
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John Baron MP presses Minister on need to monitor local cancer patient experience

October 31, 2013
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MP: There is a disconnect between national priorities and local experience Yesterday in Parliament, a debate was held about cancer patient experience. As Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Cancer, John Baron MP warned the Government that it risked a disconnect between well-meaning national priorities regarding patient experience and local implementation, and...
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John Baron MP supports Breakthrough Breast Cancer reception

October 25, 2013
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John Baron MP supports Breakthrough Breast Cancer reception

MP supports access to breast cancer drugs John Baron MP joined over 70 MPs at a recent reception hosted by Breakthrough Breast Cancer at the House of Commons. The charity called on the Government to bring about a new focus on breast cancer, and ensure new treatments are routinely made available to patients. John...
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John Baron MP questions Minister over Cancer Survival Rates

October 22, 2013
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MP seeks assurances that key levers for earlier diagnosis are utilised During Health questions in the House of Commons today, John Baron MP raised the issue of cancer survival rates. As part of the NHS reforms, each Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) will have its one- and five-year cancer survival rates made public. This will...
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John Baron MP welcomes Cancer Drugs Fund decision

September 30, 2013
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MP says extension of the CDF will make a real difference to cancer patients As Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Cancer, John has campaigned in Parliament for clarity from Government regarding the end-2013 closure deadline – believing it should be extended or replaced with something similar. On Saturday the Secretary of State...
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John Baron MP attends Cancer Research UK Reception

July 30, 2013
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John Baron MP attends Cancer Research UK Reception

MP backs campaign to catch cancer sooner John Baron MP recently attended a Parliamentary reception organised by Cancer Research UK (CRUK). The aim of the reception was to update MPs on the charity’s latest fundraising and awareness campaign to help beat cancer sooner. With the number of people with cancer set to rise steeply...
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