The Big ‘C’: Quantifying the social and economic impact of cancer
Tuesday, 15 September 2015 from 15:30 to 17:00 (BST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
We are delighted to invite you to the launch of a piece of new research by the International Longevity Centre UK (ILC-UK), ‘The Big ‘C’: Quantifying the social and economic impact of cancer’. This report, kindly supported by Bristol-Myers Squibb*, investigates the wider social and economic impact of cancer in the UK.
Tuesday 15th September 2015, 15:30-17:00
Attlee Room, House of Lords, Westminster, London, SW1A 0PW
If you do not hold an official Parliamentary Pass, please allow an additional 15mins on arrival to be processed through security. Further details of security procedures will be sent closer to the event date.
We are launching this work with an afternoon tea reception in the House of Lords and we would be delighted if you could join us. We will have brief presentations from the author of the report, a representative from Cancer Research UK and are awaiting confirmation from a Government representative.
Cancer is the cause of one in four deaths in the UK, ending the lives of over 160,000 people every year and causing huge damage to families and communities. Survival rates have improved significantly in recent decades. Advances in cancer diagnosis, treatment and care will enable further progress to be made. However, population ageing is likely to result in rising cancer incidence, with the annual number of diagnoses expected to rise from around 330,000 per year today to 430,000 per year by 2030.
This report highlights the benefits of increasing survival rates and illustrating the value of improving support for survivors. It also evaluates the impact of cancer deaths on our economy, through lost employment, and the damage done to communities, through the loss of volunteers and informal caregivers.
We are launching this work with an afternoon tea reception in the House of Lords and we would be delighted if you could join us.
A full agenda for the day will be finalised in the coming weeks.
Baroness Sally Greengross
*Bristol-Myers Squibb provided financial sponsorship to cover the costs of producing the report and the event launch. The company had no input to the report and ILC retained full editorial control.
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International Longevity Centre - UK
The International Longevity Centre-UK is the leading think tank on longevity and demographic change. It is an independent, non-partisan think-tank dedicated to addressing issues of longevity, ageing and population change. We develop ideas, undertake research and create a forum for debate.