Letter to Wales Online about the Cancer Research Open Day in Cardiff

September 24, 2014 3:13 PM

Cancer Research UK

http://www.walesonline.co.uk/incoming/south-wales-echo-letters-thursday-7829548

Dear Editor,

I was delighted to hear about Cancer Research UK's Open Day on Saturday 20th September.

Local residents had the chance to meet cancer scientists, doctors and nurses and find out what happens in laboratories. Along with demonstrations there were opportunities to speak to Cancer Research UK about what they are doing to fight cancer.

In Cardiff Central there are 2,365 cancer cases and 1,068 cancer deaths every year. I recently met Cancer Research in Westminster to discuss their priorities for preventing, detecting cancer and ensuring patients get the best treatment. In October I will be supporting "Wear it Pink" for the Breast Cancer Campaign and I hope Cardiff residents will do so too.

The Liberal Democrats have said ahead of the 2015 General Election that we would invest in research and set ambitious goals to improve outcomes for the most serious life-threatening diseases like cancer and long term conditions like dementia.

I'm pleased that Cancer Research UK is putting on Open Days and showing everyone the vital work it is doing. We must all support the charities working in this area as best we can so that more people learn how to detect cancer early and in the longer term we can finally beat cancer.

Yours sincerely,

Jenny Willott MP

Liberal Democrat, Cardiff Central

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