All-Party Parliamentary Group on Cancer

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.

About the APPGC

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?’.

Members and officers standing, talking together in a parliamentary meeting room.


APPGC Officers meet regularly throughout the year, make decisions on activity and policy direction for the Group, as well as being champions for cancer care in Parliament.

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The All Party Parliamentary Group has members who support the work of the Group. Read our page for a full list of APPGC members.

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A photograph of the cover of an APPGC report.


Read the APPG's income and expenditure statements detailing how much income we received and how much money we spent.

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The Secretariat

The Secretariat to the All Party Parliamentary Group on Cancer is provided by Macmillan Cancer Support and supported by a stakeholder group of organisations.

These include:

This is not an official website [or feed] of the House of Commons or the House of Lords. It has not been approved by either House or its committees. All-Party Parliamentary Groups are informal groups of Members of both Houses with a common interest in particular issues. The views expressed in these webpages are those of the group.