Welcome to Patients Campaigning for Cures
We work with patients and their families, friends, carers and valued medical professionals who all believe, like us, that medical research should have discovered many more effective treatments and cures by now. We understand why this has not happened, and that there is a solution. We support MPs, that are working in particular alongside Britain's foremost human rights defence barrister Michael Mansfield QC - who has endorsed the conditions for historic public scientific debate - so that life-saving evidence can be heard by scientists, the Government and public, in order to change outdated laws and speed up the arrival of treatments and cures.
PARLIAMENT RECOGNIZES THE HARM CAUSED BY ANIMAL TESTING IS A HUMAN, PATIENT RIGHTS ISSUE
Kelvin Hopkins MP has tabled Parliamentary EDM 66, which highlights our campaign and calls for a rigorous public scientific debate about the false claims that animal models can predict the responses of human patients, in medicine and disease research. Please visit this link to type in your postcode and ask your MP to sign this vital call for an effective medical hearing - with expert judges!
What makes each patient unique?
In a word: genes. Current medical knowledge now understands that each of us has evolved to be a highly complex individual, with a totally unique genetic profile.
Take me to the sophisticated state-of-the-art research which is making headway now and helping patients find effective treatments!
There are many incredibly exciting, valid research methods that are providing scientists with the answers they need in the search for treatments and cures for today's diseases.
Why we do not ask vets to treat us
- The above title represents no more than simple common sense, but it supports the serious fact that the continued use of laboratory animal models of human patients - which still receive the lion's share of research funding - is tantamount to asking our local vets to treat our illnesses, breaking all the guidelines about keeping animal medicines away from children.
Jul4Posted in: Holding the Funding of Animal Experiments to Public Scientific AccountKelvin Hopkins MP has tabled Parliamentary EDM 66, which highlights our campaign and calls for a rigorous public scientific hearing to judge animal models – now proven to fail the search for .. View >>
May30Posted in: Holding the Funding of Animal Experiments to Public Scientific AccountThe highly regarded cancer specialist Dr. Azra Raza gave her TED Talk in 2015, explaining why we MUST STOP funding mice models of cancer, if we are to help find effective treatments and cures.. View >>
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