Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Bill Tarmey launches Government petition for Brain Tumour Research

Bill Tarmey, who played Jack Duckworth in Coronation Street, has launched an e-petition on behalf of Padbury-based charity Brain Tumour Research.

Bill's son, Carl, was diagnosed with a brain tumour three years ago, at the age of 42 and Bill has become a patron of Brain Tumour Research to raise awareness of brain tumours.

The petition calls on the government to improve brain tumour diagnosis, enforce best practice in brain tumour care, increase the proportion of cancer research spending on brain tumours beyond its current 0.7 per cent and ensure that at least 7.5 per cent of adults with primary brain tumours are enrolled in randomised, controlled clinical trials.

Support and sign the petition at http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/35167

See also: Jack Duckworth voted fans' favourite Corrie character.

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