Ilford South MP, Mike Gapes, is joining forces with a cancer campaigner from Greater London, Tony Selman, to support Cancer Research UK.
Together they are highlighting Cancer Research UK’s work in Greater London and backing the charity’s bid to make the region and the UK a thriving environment for medical research.
The campaigning duo met Cancer Research UK’s doctors, scientists and supporters – including Greater London researchers Professor Nick Lemoine, the Director of the Barts Cancer Institute; Professor Jack Cuzick from the Wolfson Institute and Professor Charles Coombes, Director of the Imperial Cancer Research UK Centre – at a special reception at Westminster recently (Tuesday 12 July).
As well as finding out more about the cutting edge research carried out in Greater London, Mr Gapes heard that Cancer Research UK receives no Government funding and relies on the generosity of supporters, like Tony, to fund its life-saving work.
Around three people are diagnosed with cancer every hour in Greater London but the good news is that thousands of mums, dads, brothers, sisters, sons and daughters across the region are alive today thanks to research into cancer.
Mr Gapes, said: “I was very happy to meet Tony and Cancer Research UK’s scientists, who told me more about the work funded by the charity at Universities, Institutes and Centres throughout London and the UK. I feel proud that research in Greater London makes such a significant contribution to the fight against cancer. It’s heartening to know that by supporting Cancer Research UK’s work local people could be making a big difference to cancer patients here on their doorstep.”
To find out more about Cancer Research UK’s work and how to support the charity please visit www.cancerresearchuk.org