Over 120,000 people signed the recent Brain Tumour Research e-petition and as a direct result of the incredible and unprecedented attention, the Petitions Committee has agreed to schedule a debate centred around how to fund more research into brain tumours, the biggest cancer killer of children and adults under the age of 40.
This is truly spectacular news; a real beacon of hope for brain tumour patients, their families and friends right across the UK.
The Petitions Committee will publish a special report into their findings making recommendations for the government to respond to. The Committee will schedule a debate after its report has been published and announce the date for the debate.
Thank you so much to everyone who signed and supported the petition for greater funding into brain tumours. Your continued efforts are truly appreciated and we are all extremely grateful.
Together we will find a #cure
Brain Tumour Research Petition:
We need to reach 100,000 signatures
New e-petition prompts government action. But we need your help too.
Following an e-petition started by Maria Lester, with the support of Brain Tumour Research, the House of Commons Petitions Committee has decided to look into the issue of funding for brain cancer research. As part of the ongoing inquiry, the Committee is now reviewing over a thousand comments made by people from across the UK on an online forum. Scientists, patients and brain tumour charities are all giving evidence of the chronic lack of funding for brain tumour research.
The petition reached 10,000 signatures in the first six days of launching and is now climbing fast; it pushed past 43,500 mark over Christmas and New Year. You can see the running total at any given time here:
Help us to keep promoting this.
We need to reach 100,000 signatures by 3rd February 2016 (if not before!) to have a chance of compelling a formal debate in government. Please click here to sign this petition today and ask your family and friends to do the same.
This official government petition is on a secure site - your data is safe and you will not get spam emails about signing other petitions etc as a result of signing this form. The site also allows you to see which areas in the UK are getting the most signatures - the map on this page highlights the popularity of regions around the UK (with Northern Ireland hopefully being added to this map soon).