Update on Ovarian Cancer All-Party Group

A number of MPs from the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Ovarian Cancer met Care Services Minister Paul Burstow on the 29th November.

The delegation urged the Minister to include ovarian cancer in the Government's work on increasing awareness of cancer symptoms at the earliest opportunity.

Frances Reid, of charity Target Ovarian Cancer, said: "I have been so impressed by the passion and commitment shown by the group in their desire to bring about change.

"I think women across the UK will be encouraged that their MPs are taking this issue so seriously and putting aside party politics to come together and act. There is a real sense of momentum to their work, and we, like them hope it will lead to positive results."

Steve Brine said: "I said in a Commons debate a few weeks ago that ovarian cancer is all too often a silent killer. We cannot afford to be silent any more, and the meeting with the Minister was the latest in our campaign to make some noise and above all to secure action, on a national awareness campaign, from government."

The group will follow up with the Minister in the New Year.

Pictured; Steve joins Chief Executive Annwen Jones (right) and Chair of Trustees Joanna Barker (left)

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Find out more at www.targetovariancancer.org.uk.