Brain Tumours APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 27/01/2021

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To raise awareness of the issues facing the brain tumour community in order to improve research, diagnosis, information, support, treatment and care outcomes.

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.


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Recent Documents related to Brain Tumours

1. Brain Tumour Research - written evidence
22/05/2019 - Inquiry: Consumers’ Access to Financial Services - Treasury Committee
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Found: Written evidence - Brain Tumour ResearchTreasury Committee – Consumers’ Access to Financial Services

2. Brain Tumour Research - written evidence
12/03/2019 - Inquiry: Drugs policy: medicinal cannabis - Health and Social Care Committee
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Found: evidence - Brain Tumour Research DMC0058  Written evidence from Brain Tumour Research   About Brain Tumour

3. Cancer treatment
18/04/2018 - Parliamentary Research

Found: Jowell in her campaign to help people with brain tumours to live better lives for longer; recognises

4. Brain tumour research: task and finish working group report
22/02/2018 - Department of Health and Social Care
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Found: Task and Finish Working Group on Brain Tumour Research 2 You may re -use the text of

5. BRAIN TUMOUR RESEARCH WEAR A HAT DAY
26/03/2019 - Early Day Motions

Found: is the UK's biggest brain tumour research fundraising event; congratulates Brain Tumour Research and

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Brain Tumours

1. Health: Brain Tumours
19/01/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: report of the chair of the all-party group on brain tumours, which says that there is greater need because - Speech Link
2: is arguable that, of all the human organs, the brain is the main. People from the black community are - Speech Link
3: Lords, £40 million was announced in May 2018 for brain tumour research. To date, £9.3 million has been - Speech Link
4: diagnosed with a germinoma, which is a rare form of brain tumour. He was referred for proton-beam therapy - Speech Link
5: that to improve the outcome for patients with brain tumours, we need a strategy that addresses the clinical - Speech Link
6: strategy is in place by working with the Tessa Jowell Brain Cancer Mission, to which the department, the NIHR - Speech Link
7: new discoveries the outlook for patients with brain tumours is bleak. Given that many sufferers are in their - Speech Link

2. Brain Tumour Research
19/11/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: million over five years for brain tumour research as part of the Tessa Jowell Brain Cancer Mission, through - Speech Link
2: accuracy has been rolled out and new specialist brain cancer centres have been set up across the NHS. - Speech Link
3: national spend on cancer research is devoted to brain tumour research. Let us consider the collaborative - Speech Link
4: powerful opportunity for us to tackle cancers. Brain cancers are particularly difficult to tackle, especially - Speech Link
5: to change the system so that if a site-specific brain tumour grant is deemed fundable by a panel, it will - Speech Link

3. Tessa Jowell Brain Cancer Mission
13/05/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: House on the progress we have made in tackling brain cancer, including on a new innovation that is now - Speech Link

4. Cancer Treatment
19/04/2018 - Commons Chamber

1: Jowell in her campaign to help people with brain tumours to live better lives for longer; recognises - Speech Link
2: Jowell in her campaign to help people with brain tumours to live better lives for longer; recognises - Speech Link

5. Paediatric Cancers of the Central Nervous System
22/10/2018 - Commons Chamber

1: past 50 years, but the same cannot be said for brain tumours. Many charities and research groups are working - Speech Link
2: spine, with seeds of the cancer also found in his brain. In the majority of cases, AT/RT is associated with - Speech Link
3: the past 12 months has tripled its funding for brain cancer research, understanding that it has been - Speech Link
4: available for childhood cancers in the brain or spine tumours range from neurosurgery to radiotherapy - Speech Link
5: Tessa Jowell, who led a valiant campaign against brain cancer. I welcome the Government’s response to her - Speech Link

6. Childhood Cancers: Research
07/12/2020 - Westminster Hall

1: Govan, who lost her grandson Logan to a type of brain cancer called diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, - Speech Link
2: we have heard, this is an inoperable brain tumour, inside the brain stem, and the prognosis is a life expectancy - Speech Link
3: had DIPG and a stage 4 brain tumour. DIPG is a highly malignant childhood brain cancer that disables the - Speech Link
4: been. I remember working with the Tessa Jowell Brain Cancer Mission. It was a privilege to work with - Speech Link
5: are tumours that are highly aggressive and difficult to treat, found at the base of the brain. But Fiona - Speech Link

7. Healthcare: Brain Tumours
24/10/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: and psychosocial care for people living with a brain tumour, and (2) to provide support for their carers - Speech Link
2: remember both patients and carers. Living with a brain tumour often means coping with life-changing symptoms - Speech Link
3: Jowell Brain Cancer Mission to ensure that we improve pathways for those with very challenging brain tumour - Speech Link
4: declare an interest as a patron of the Tessa Jowell Brain Cancer Mission. The noble Baroness, Lady Wheeler - Speech Link
5: must improve outcomes for those diagnosed with brain cancer, and one of the ways of doing so will be - Speech Link

8. Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma
14/11/2017 - Commons Chamber

1: intrinsic pontine glioma, a rare form of childhood brain tumour.I applied for this debate to raise - Speech Link
2: families.When it comes to treating the tumours, patients are usually offered courses of radiotherapy - Speech Link

9. Tessa Jowell Brain Cancer Mission
13/05/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: Social Care in the other place on the Tessa Jowell brain cancer mission. The Statement is as follows:“Mr - Speech Link

10. Brain Tumours
18/04/2016 - Westminster Hall

1: 105560 relating to funding for research into brain tumours.It is a great pleasure to be here under - Speech Link
2: be alert to, but the only real way to diagnose a brain tumour is with a scan. Again, we heard from many - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Brain Tumours
1. Brain Cancer: Research
asked by: Lord Hunt of Kings Heath
25/11/2020
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to encourage an increase in research into brain tumours.

2. Brain: Tumours
asked by: Lord Jones of Cheltenham
01/02/2021
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to make the UK a global leader in addressing brain tumours.

3. Brain Cancer: Children and Young People
asked by: Lord Hunt of Kings Heath
11/12/2020
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to provide additional support to the families of children and young adults with brain tumours.

4. Brain: Tumours
asked by: Lord Crisp
23/02/2021
... of brain tumours.

5. Brain: Tumours
asked by: Jim Shannon
21/01/2020
... what progress has been made on introducing artificial intelligence on the NHS to identify brain tumours.

Latest Questions
7 Current APPG Officers
Lee Rowley Portrait
Lee Rowley
Vice Chair
Conservative - North East Derbyshire
Joined: 31st July 2019
Dean Russell Portrait
Dean Russell
Vice Chair
Conservative - Watford
Joined: 24th February 2020
Lord Carlile of Berriew Portrait
Lord Carlile of Berriew
Vice Chair
Crossbench - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
No other APPG Memberships
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Derek Thomas MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 4435.

Email: derek.thomas.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Sue Farrington Smith, Brain Tumour Research, Suite 3, Shenley Pavilions, Chalkdell Drive, Shenley Wood, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire MK5 6LB . Tel: 01908 867 200

Email: sue@braintumourresearch.org

Secretariat:

Brain Tumour Research acts as the group's secretariat. https://www.braintumourresearch.org/

Group's Website:

https://www.braintumourresearch.org/appgbt

Benefits in Kind
Date
4 Feb 2020
Source
Brain Tumour Research
Description
Secretariat   From : 04/02/2020 To : 03/02/2021
Value
£7,501
Date
10 Jul 2019
Source
Brain Tumour Research
Description
Brain Tumour Research acts as the APPG's secretariat and pays PB Political to help it fulfil that role. Brain Tumour Research is also assisted by Brain Tumour Charity for the same purpose.   From : 10/07/2019 To : 09/07/2020
Value
£9,001
Date
10 Jul 2018
Source
Brain Tumour Research
Description
Brain Tumour Research acts as the APPG's secretariat and pays PB Political to help it fulfil that role. Brain Tumour Research is also assisted by Brain Tumour Charity for the same purpose.   From : 10/07/2018 To : 09/07/2019
Value
£10,501
Date
10 Jul 2017
Source
Brain Tumour Research
Description
Brain Tumour Research acts as the APPG's secretariat and pays PB Political to help it fulfil that role. Brain Tumour Research is also assisted by Brain Tumour Charity for the same purpose.   From : 10/07/2017 To : 09/07/2018
Value
£10,501
Date
6 Jul 2016
Source
Brain Tumour Research
Description
Brain Tumour Research acts as the APPG's secretariat and receives assistance from PB Political Consulting and Brain Tumour Charity for this   From : 06/07/2016 To : 05/07/2017
Value
£10,501
Date
6 Jul 2015
Source
Brain Tumour Research
Description
Brain Tumour Research acts as the APPG's secretariat and receives assistance from PB Political Consulting and Brain Tumour Charity for this   From : 06/07/2015 To : 31/12/2015
Value
£10,501

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Brain Tumours APPG

Former APPG Officers
Kevin Brennan Portrait
Kevin Brennan
Vice Chair
Labour - Cardiff West
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
Rebecca Harris Portrait
Rebecca Harris
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Castle Point
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Mark Durkan Portrait
Mark Durkan
Vice Chair
Social Democratic & Labour Party - Former Member for Foyle
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Caroline Ansell Portrait
Caroline Ansell
Secretary
Conservative - Eastbourne
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017