Mike Weatherley, the Conservative Member of Parliament for Hove and Portslade, is hosting an important educational seminar that is a scientific and clinical update on research into gastric and oesophageal cancer.
Leading academics in gastric and oesophageal cancer are coming together on Thursday 12th September to speak to doctors and clinicians about advancements in diagnosing and treating the disease. An opening address will be made by Dr Dan Poulter MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Health Services.
Oesophageal cancer is the ninth most common cancer in the UK. The latest figures show more than 5,600 men in the UK develop oesophageal cancer every year compared to 2,800 women. This equates to rates of almost 15 in 100,000 men getting the disease, compared to around 5 in 100,000 women.
Commenting, Mike said: I am delighted to be able to host this important update on oesophageal cancer. Early diagnosis is paramount in improving survival rates and I hope that the research that is being presented and discussed tomorrow will be another step towards this laudable aim.