Friday 13th December 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Commenting on the re-elected Conservative government, Kate Collins, Chief Executive of Teenage Cancer Trust said:

"Teenagers and young adults with cancer are often overlooked, falling through the gap between child and adult healthcare. The re-elected Conservative Government must deliver the promises made in their manifesto, ensuring all the commitments made in the NHS Long Term Plan are implemented. 

"Teenage Cancer Trust is calling on the Government to bring an end to the inequalities young people with cancer face. Creating more access to clinical trials, making the HPV vaccine free on the NHS for young men as well as young women up to the age of 25 and improving psychological support during and after treatment for cancer are all key.

"With the start of a new political term, the Conservative Government has an opportunity to bring an end to cancer inequality and as a charity, we’re looking forward to working with the Government and other decision makers to do this."

ENDS

For more information or to set up an interview with a Teenage Cancer Trust spokesperson, please contact: media@teenagecancertrust.org or call 0207 612 0377. For out of hours media enquiries, please contact the Duty Press Officer on 0757 225 1265.

About Teenage Cancer Trust

  • Every day, seven young people in the UK aged 13 to 24 hear the words "you have cancer".
  • Teenage Cancer Trust puts young people in the best possible place, physically, mentally and emotionally, for their cancer treatment and beyond.
  • We do it through our expert nurses, support teams, and hospital units. And we're the only UK charity dedicated to providing this specialised nursing care and support.
  • Teenage Cancer Trust is a registered charity: 1062559 (England & Wales), SC039757 (Scotland).