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Cancer: Children

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 125554, tabled on 30 January 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has plans to promote volunteering in IBM's World Community Grid to support research into childhood cancers.

Answered on

7 February 2018

The Department promotes active public involvement in research into all conditions, including cancer. The Department does this through its funding of the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) INVOLVE organisation, which aims to support active public involvement in National Health Service, public health and social care research.

Underlining the Department’s commitment to the fight against cancer, NIHR funding for cancer research has risen from £101 million in 2010/11 to £137 million in 2016/17.