Cancer Treatment

John Baron MP promotes earlier diagnosis during cervical cancer debate

May 1, 2014
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MP: one-year cancer survival rates could save thousands of lives Today in the House of Commons, John Baron MP spoke in a debate about cervical cancer and the importance of screening. During the debate, John said, “Earlier diagnosis is cancer’s ‘magic key’. It is because we diagnose too late that between 5,000 – 10,000...
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John Baron MP presses Prime Minister on cancer at PMQs

March 26, 2014
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MP seeks assurances over one-year survival rates Today during Prime Minister’s Questions, John Baron MP asked about the one-year cancer survival rate figures. These figures, broken down for each individual Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), measure the effectiveness of local cancer services, and in particular how good each CCG is at diagnosing cancer early. Late...
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John Baron MP raises local NHS accountability in Parliamentary cancer debate

March 11, 2014
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MP says CCGs must be held accountable on their one-year survival rates Today in Westminster Hall, John Baron MP spoke in a debate secured by Pauline Latham MP, on the subject of cancer prevention and treatment. John said, “The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Cancer and the wider cancer community have long campaigned for the...
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John Baron MP will say thousands of lives depend on earlier diagnosis in Parliamentary debate

February 12, 2014
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MP to lead debate on APPG’s Cancer Report Last December, the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Cancer (APPGC) launched a major report into the implications of the changing NHS structures on cancer services and patients. There have been major reforms and upheavals, and there is a danger cancer services may suffer as the NHS adjusts....
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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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