Mr Jayawardena pledged his support for the new campaign in parliament this week after Target Ovarian Cancer released a new report highlighting the regional differences between survival rates of ovarian cancer, awareness and participation in clinical trials.
Ranil said: 'More needs to be done to ensure that all women with ovarian cancer get the support and care that they need, regardless of where they live. I want to make sure that is happening in North East Hampshire.'
Annwen Jones, Chief Executive for Target Ovarian Cancer, said: 'Whilst cancer doesn’t discriminate by address, this new report clearly shows that women with ovarian cancer are facing a life-altering postcode lottery. Women with ovarian cancer should be able to access the best standards available, no matter where they live in the UK. This is why we’re launching The Ovarian Cancer Postcode Lottery report today and calling on all MPs to make sure that women with ovarian cancer are getting access to the best treatment and care possible. We need to stop women needlessly dying because of where they live.'