Derbyshire MP heads up cancer petition

Pictured is Pauline Latham OBE, Member of Parliament for Mid Derbyshire, delivering a petition to 10 Downing Street, alongside Pancreatic Cancer UK, and patients and families who have been affected by the disease.
Pictured is Pauline Latham OBE, Member of Parliament for Mid Derbyshire, delivering a petition to 10 Downing Street, alongside Pancreatic Cancer UK, and patients and families who have been affected by the disease.

A Derbyshire MP has delivered a petition to Downing Street urging the Government to take more action against pancreatic cancer – which has the worst survival rate of all the 21 most common cancers.

Pauline Latham, MP for Mid Derbyshire, delivered the petition in December, alongside Pancreatic Cancer UK, and patients who have been affected by the disease.

The petition, which has 2,165 signatures, calls on the Government and NHS to recognise that pancreatic cancer has the worst survival outcomes of any of the 21 most common cancers, that there are very few treatment options available to patients, and to make sure the chemotherapy drug Abraxane is not removed from the Cancer Drugs Fund .

Mrs Latham, MP for Mid Derbyshire: Pancreatic cancer is a terrible disease that takes far too many lives.”