Ex-MP Tessa Jowell first to donate data to medical database Baroness Tessa Jowell has become the first person to donate her medical information to a new global database.
The ex-culture secretary, who has an aggressive brain tumour, said she hoped that the Universal Cancer Databank would help develop better treatments.
She feels a "sense of responsibility" to pave the way for others, her daughter Jess Mills said.
Researchers will be able to access the anonymised data in the UCD, set up by an Australian billionaire, for free. BBC News