Less Survivable Cancers Taskforce

As part of this year’s World Cancer Day, I was pleased to be able to show my support for people affected by the six less common survivable cancers at the Less Survivable Cancers Taskforce meeting in Parliament. Whilst the last few decades have seen remarkable improvements in the survival rates of other cancers, less survivable cancers have been left behind. This means that today, only 14% of people diagnosed with these cancers will survive for five years. For other common cancers, the average is 68%, demonstrating an unacceptable gap that must be addressed and it was useful to hear and discuss several ideas about how this can be achieved.