Leading cancer charity Breakthrough Breast Cancer held a Parliamentary Reception last week at Westminster to discuss the ongoing issues surrounding breast cancer treatment, the ongoing drug developments and the financial constraints that are posing as a barrier to innovative new treatment being administered to cancer sufferers.
The event was hosted by Annette Brooke MP, co-chair of the All Parliamentary Group on Breast Cancer, who commented “politicians have an important role to play in putting breast cancer back on the agenda. Breast cancer is not yesterday’s problem.”
North Antrim MP Ian Paisley attended the briefing and spoke of how the task of challenging current legislation lies with Members of Parliament. ‘Breast cancer is a vicious disease that kills over 12,000 women every year. These figures are extremely difficult to comprehend and it is a disease that affects women in all of our constituencies. It is important that we, as MPs utilise our positions of influence to ensure that pricing does not stand in the way of the most modern and effective drugs and treatment being made readily available to all sufferers of the disease.”