The Myfanwy Townsend Melanoma Research Fund is proud to be on the panel of The Melanoma Taskforce. We are in the esteemed company of skin cancer experts, chaired by Pauline Latham OBE MP, comprising of patient groups and charity representatives. This includes; GPs, skin cancer nurses, dermatologists, oncologists and surgeons as well as representatives from the National Cancer Team, Public Health England and the National Cancer Intelligence Network.
We regularly attend meetings at the House of Commons to talk through new ideas and discuss how to improve the lives of patients with melanoma and other forms of skin cancer. The group’s first publication was the 2015 Skin Cancer Visions, a report which set out the aims and objectives for improving the situation in skin cancer by the General Election. The majority of those visions were taken on board by the Department of Heath when it produced its own Visions report in early 2011.
For updated information on our attendance and input please read our blog.