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World Cancer Day: Mike Wood unites with cancer

Mike Wood MP marked World Cancer Day at a special Cancer Research UK event at Westminster this week focussed on improving cancer survival in the UK.

Taking place on the 4th February each year, the awareness day is an international initiative which inspires individuals and communities to unite against the disease. In the UK, nearly 1 in 2 people will get cancer in their lifetime.*

The Dudley South MP met with Cancer Research UK staff, researchers and campaigners to discuss how to speed up progress in preventing, diagnosing and treating the disease. Developed with insights from cancer patients and experts from across health, life sciences, government and academic sectors, the charity has recently published an ambitious cancer plan: Longer, better lives: a manifesto for cancer research and care. It sets out a raft of key measures that, if adopted in the UK, could help avoid 20,000 cancer deaths a year by 2040.**

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