US News New £65m Fund Inspired By Tessa Jowell To Tackle Brain Cancer

04:36  14 may  2018
04:36  14 may  2018 Source:   huffingtonpost.co.uk

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Theresa May met with Tessa Jowell and her family today to discuss brain tumour research. Mr Hunt said today: "Our ambition is to deliver a big uplift in the funding of brain cancer research, while galvanising the clinical and scientific communities to explore new avenues for diagnosis and

Dame Tessa Jowell is using a pioneering £240,000-a-year device, pictured, to tackle her deadly brain cancer .The cap fires minute electrical currents into Rachel Riley and Kirsty Gallacher 'scoop £160k on The Chase celebrity special' winning the highest prize fund EVER in the show's nine year history.

The Department of Health said the aim is to increase the research fund each year to pay for emerging research proposals. © getty The Department of Health said the aim is to increase the research fund each year to pay for emerging research proposals. The Government has doubled the funding it will commit to tackle brain cancer to mark Dame Tessa Jowell’s battle with the illness.

Theresa May said a new programme to address the disease was a “lasting legacy” to an “inspirational woman” after the former Labour Cabinet minister died, aged 70.

The Tessa Jowell Brain Cancer Research Mission covers several of the late politician’s requests, including improved tests to detect tumours.

At its heart is a research fund that will now include £40 million from the Government, on top of £25 million from Cancer Research UK. Ministers originally committed £20 million.

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' Tessa an inspiration '. Theresa May shares emotional embrace with cancer -fighting ex-minister Tessa Jowell as she announces new £45m research fund . The Prime Minister met with the sick former Culture minister to discuss pioneering new treatments for those with brain cancer and other tragic

Dame Tessa Jowell was given a standing ovation in the House of Lords after giving a moving speech on cancer . She added: ‘Less than 2% of cancer research funding in the UK is spent on brain tumours. No vital new drugs have been developed in the last 50 years.’

Dame Tessa, who was Culture secretary in Tony Blair’s government and also served as a minister under Gordon Brown, was diagnosed with a high-grade brain tumour known as glioblastoma in May 2017. 

The Labour peer, a driving force behind the UK’s bid to win the 2012 Olympic Games for London, suffered a haemorrhage on Friday and was in a coma until her death on Saturday.

Her family said she died peacefully at home near Shipston-on-Stour in Warwickshire shortly after 10pm on Saturday night.

Related: Baroness Jowell's powerful speech in Lords (Sky News)


HSE warned about potential issues with cervical cancer checks as early as March 2016

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TESSA JOWELL yesterday defied brain cancer to deliver an impassioned speech that received a standing ovation in the Lords and left peers fighting back ‘Less than two per cent of cancer funding is spent on brain tumours and no new vital drugs have been developed in the last 50 years,’ she said.

Dame Tessa Jowell battling brain cancer , her family reveals. "I'm sure so many of you have had to deal with this process too, and Matt and I will work to find new ways of supporting and enhancing people's lives who have been affected."

Unveiling the Mission, May said: “Baroness Tessa Jowell faced her illness with dignity and courage - and it was a privilege to host her in Downing Street recently to discuss what more we can do to tackle brain cancer.

“We send our sincere condolences to her family - and I hope that the actions we are taking now and in the future to improve care and research for those confronting a terrible disease will form part of the lasting legacy of an inspirational woman.”

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said: “Tessa Jowell was one of those few politicians who could inspire and unite across party lines.

“We were all moved by her bravery and selfless campaigning in her final months, and are determined to honour her life and memory with the action on brain cancer that she fought so hard for.

“At this agonising time, I hope her family can draw comfort from the fact that her legacy will be lives saved and heartbreak averted for thousands of other families.”

'The HSE took a gamble with my wife's life... they didn't lose anything, we lost everything'

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Dame Tessa Jowell says she is ‘absolutely 100%’ focused on staying alive as she copes with her brain cancer . She is preparing to give a speech to the House of Lords on Thursday, calling for new and potentially risky treatments to be made available on the NHS.

'Let's help people live well with cancer , not just die from it': Tessa Jowell is applauded in the House Former Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell was diagnosed with brain cancer in May The 70-year-old said the news came with no warning but vowed to fight on trying a new immunotherapy, and vowed to keep looking for new ways of tackling the cancer .

a close up of a person talking on a cell phone © EMPICS Entertainment The Department of Health said the aim is to increase the research fund each year to pay for emerging research proposals.

The funding, separate from £13 million the department spends each year on research and development of cancer treatments, will be backed by a national roll-out of a key brain cancer diagnosis test to identify tumours.

The so-called ‘gold standard dye’ is currently only used in half of brain cancer centres in England.

“It must be extended to all of them,” Dame Tessa said in her final speech in the House of Lords.

Also, a new Tessa Jowell global symposium will bring together the best clinical, scientific and academic minds on brain cancer to identify gaps, best practice and priorities in research.

Each year around 11,400 people in the UK are diagnosed with a brain tumour and just 14% of people survive their disease for 10 or more years.


Cervical cancer patients were put at risk after being wrongly told they no longer needed checks in latest NHS screening blunder .
Capita - a company contracted to perform NHS cancer screening - wrongly told 87 patients they no longer needed cervical cancer checks, the National Audit Office found.  Women aged 25-49 are meant to be offered ‘smear tests’ every three years. © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Women were put at risk at the hands of a company contracted to perform NHS cancer screening, a report warns A further 1,963 screening invitations meant to be sent out to women in July and August 2016 were delayed.

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