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The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Cancer (APPGC) aims to be the voice in Parliament of cancer patients and their families, and campaigns on multiple issues, including early diagnosis, workforce, rarer cancers and patient experience.
The All Party Parliamentary Group on Cancer (APPGC) was founded in 1998 to keep cancer at the top of the political agenda, and to ensure that policy-making remains patient centred.
The Group brings together MPs and Peers from across the political spectrum to debate key issues and campaign together to improve cancer services.
The APPGC holds regular meetings and campaigns on a number of vital issues including patient experience, early diagnosis, rarer cancers and living with and beyond cancer. In 2015, we successfully campaigned for Clinical Commissioning Groups to be held to account on improving their one year cancer survival rates.
The APPGC has held two short inquiries into the progress of the Cancer Strategy, the most recent of which looked at progress as it reaches the half way stage. You can read the APPGC’s findings and recommendations in the report ‘Progress of the England Cancer Strategy: Delivering outcomes by 2020?’.
The Secretariat to the All Party Parliamentary Group on Cancer is provided by Macmillan Cancer Support and supported by a stakeholder group of organisations including Breast Cancer Now; Cancer Research UK; Men's Health Forum; Prostate Cancer UK; use MY data; Teenage Cancer Trust; Independent Cancer Patient Voices; and Cancer52.
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