Get A-Head welcomes funding pledge for cancer research 

Get A-Head today welcomed the Chancellor’s pledge to allocate more funding to medical research. 

Announcing a series of proposals as part of the Spring Statement, Chancellor Jeremy Hunt said an additional £45million would be allocated to fund medical research including £3million for Cancer Research UK. 

Danni Heath, director of Get A-Head said: “The Chancellor’s proposal to invest an additional £45million into medical research, including £3m for Cancer Research UK, is very welcome news and we look forward to seeing more of the details.  

“We would very much urge the Chancellor to direct some of this funding to support research into the causes and treatment of head and neck cancers, which to date have been woefully underfunded by the Government and NHS Trusts and yet more than 12,000 people a year in the UK are diagnosed with some form of head and neck cancer. 

“Furthermore, with incidence rates of head and neck cancer predicted to rise by three per cent by 2025, the UK needs to urgently put some attention in this area.” 

Get A-Head is an independent charity which was founded 30 years ago to support people with head and neck diseases.  

It funds research, education and vital life-saving equipment working in partnership with NHS Trusts and research institutes nationwide.