Monthly Archives: July 2009

Breakthrough Breast Cancer

Cathy Peattie has signed up to groundbreaking study into the causes of breast cancer

Cathy Peattie MSP with Audrey Birt, Scotland Director for Breakthrough Breast Cancer, with the Study questionnaire

Cathy with Audrey Birt, Scotland Director 0f Breakthrough Breast Cancer

Falkirk East MSP Cathy Peattie is one of nearly 7,000 Scottish women participating in the world’s most comprehensive study into the causes of breast cancer – the Breakthrough Generations Study. The study will follow 100,000 women for the next 40 years, providing information about lifestyle, environmental, genetic and hormonal factors which will help identify the causes of breast cancer. In future the findings will enable women to reduce their risk of the disease and hopefully to ultimately prevent it.

The Breakthrough Generations Study has been set up in partnership between Breakthrough Breast Cancer and The Institute of Cancer Research. Participants in the study are asked to fill out a detailed lifestyle questionnaire and give a blood sample every five years for the next 40 years. Such a long study is required in order to understand the complex mixture of factors which may be involved in the development of breast cancer and which may act at different stages of life.

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Cathy Peattie Calls for Creation of PostBank

PICT8251Speaking at a meeting in the Scottish Parliament, Falkirk East MSP Cathy Peattie gave her support to the Post Bank Coalition, which is campaigning for the creation of a new ‘Post Bank’ system.

The PostBank could provide personal and business bank accounts serviced by the Post Office network.

 “This is a unique opportunity to answer concerns around secure finance for people and the future of the post office network,” said Cathy.

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Scottish Parliament backs strong Climate Bill

Raising the Bar for Climate Change legislation

With Falkirk campaigners Norman Philp, Corrie Cuthbertson, David Allinson

With Falkirk campaigners Norman Philp, Corrie Cuthbertson, David Allinson

Falkirk East MSP Cathy Peattie said that she was “extremely pleased that MSPs had voted for a strong Scottish Climate Change Bill” and that playing her part in the passage of the Bill had given her great satisfaction.

“As Deputy Convener of the Climate Change committee, I have been involved at every stage, working with the committee and other MSPs, and with the members of the Stop Climate Chaos Coalition, considering and submitting amendments to make this a world-class piece of legislation.”

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