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Kidney Cancer: Drugs

Question for Department of Health

UIN 218434, tabled on 11 December 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients in England with advanced renal cell carcinoma have accessed treatment through the Cancer Drug Fund since April 2013.

Answered on

16 December 2014

NHS England has advised that it does not hold this information centrally.

Between April 2013 and 30 September 2014, there have been 1,227 requests for drugs for advanced renal cell carcinoma through the Cancer Drugs Fund. However, actual uptake of treatment is dependent on variables which are unique to the patient’s individual clinical circumstances, the progression of the disease and the patient’s own choices.

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Department of Health and Social Care
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