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Brain tumour and childhood cancer research

Inquiry

Five years on from the Petitions Committee’s report on funding for research into brain tumours in 2016, this inquiry will seek to assess progress against the Committee’s recommendations. It will consider changes in the brain tumour research environment since the Committee last took evidence on the topic in 2019, including the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. It will also follow up on points raised in the December 2020 debate on e-petition 300027, exploring key barriers to progress for childhood brain tumours and other childhood cancers with the worst survival outcomes, such as DIPG.

Reports, special reports and government responses

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Oral evidence transcripts

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27 May 2021
Inquiry Brain tumour and childhood cancer research
Witnesses Peter Realf (Campaigner at Brain Tumour Research), and Fiona Govan (Petition Creator at Private citizen)
Committees Petitions Committee
Oral Evidence
27 May 2021
Inquiry Brain tumour and childhood cancer research
Witnesses Lord Bethell (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at Department of Health and Social Care), Helen Campbell (Portfolio Manager at Department of Health and Social Care), and Mike Batley (Deputy Director of Research Programmes at Department of Health and Social Care)
Committees Petitions Committee
Oral Evidence
27 May 2021
Inquiry Brain tumour and childhood cancer research
Witnesses Ian Walker (Executive Director of Policy, Information and Communications at Cancer Research UK), Sue Farrington Smith (Chief Executive at Brain Tumour Research), Richard Gilbertson (Chair at Tessa Jowell Brain Cancer Mission), and Chris Jones (Professor of Childhood Brain Tumour Biology at Institute of Cancer Research)
Committees Petitions Committee
Oral Evidence
BCCR0007 - Brain tumour and childhood cancer research
Witnesses Maria Lester (Maria Lester at acting as an individual)
Committees Petitions Committee
Written Evidence
BCCR0006 - Brain tumour and childhood cancer research
Witnesses Brain Tumour Research (Brain Tumour Research at Brain Tumour Research)
Committees Petitions Committee
Written Evidence
BCCR0005 - Brain tumour and childhood cancer research
Witnesses Prof Geoff Pilkington (Emeritus Professor of Neuro-Oncology at University of Portsmouth)
Committees Petitions Committee
Written Evidence

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