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Following an e-petition, which was started on petition.parliament.uk and reached over 14,000 signatures, the Petitions Committee is investigating the subject of funding for brain tumour research.
The e-petition calls on the UK Government to fund more research into brain tumours. It was started by Maria Lester, whose brother Stephen was diagnosed with a brain tumour at just 19 and died aged 26.
Evidence given by Maria Lester, Peter Realf, Elizabeth Realf, petition creatorsSarah Mee, Head of Policy and Campaigns, The Brain Tumour Charity, Sue Farrington Smith, Chief Executive, Brain Tumour Research, Neil Meemaduma, Research Grants Manager, Children With Cancer, Emma Greenwood, Head of Policy Development, Cancer Research UK
Evidence given by Professor Garth Cruickshank, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, Professor Geoff Pilkington, University of Portsmouth, Professor Tracy Warr, Brain Tumour Research Centre, University of WolverhamptonDr Karen Kennedy, Director, National Cancer Research Institute
Petitions Committee schedules debate on e-petition on funding for research into brain tumours