Tessa Jowell ‘A Lasting Legacy’

The MP Baroness Tessa Jowell died on Saturday 12th May from brain cancer, aged 70.

Her death has led to Theresa May confirming that the government will double their investment for brain cancer research to £40m. The PM said she hoped this would ‘create a lasting legacy.’ Cancer Research UK will also contribute £25m to the Dame Jowell Brain Cancer Research Mission.

Currently 11,400 people in the Uk are diagnosed with brain cancer each year. Only 14% of these people survive for ten years or more.

According to BBC News there will also be an annual global conference, hosted in the UK, The Tessa Jowell global symposium bringing together scientists, clinicians and academics to discuss the research into and treatment of, brain cancer.

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