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That Cancer Conversation podcast – Longer, better lives: Ep.3 Why is there a £1 billion research funding gap?

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by Cancer Research UK | Podcast

22 May 2024

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This entry is part 18 of 21 in the series That Cancer Conversation

You can listen to the transcript of this episode here

We’re back with the third episode of our subseries, Longer, better lives! This series unpacks our recently published manifesto, Longer, Better Lives: A Manifesto for Cancer Research and Care. 

We know you can’t beat cancer without scientists.  

Without research the progress we’ve made in beating cancer wouldn’t be where it is today. But that progress is at risk of stalling. 

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To keep up and to plug the funding gap, we would need to find an additional £1 billion pounds over the next decade.  

In this episode, Sophie sits down with Owen Jackson, head of policy at Cancer Research UK to understand what challenges scientists in the UK are currently facing and what the UK Government needs to do to help.  

To join us in telling party leaders to back our calls for longer, better lives, you can sign our open letter.

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