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Cancer: Medical Treatments

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 26936, tabled on 9 March 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to increase patient access to innovative cancer treatments that are not pharmaceutical and would not qualify for the Cancer Drugs Fund.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

16 March 2020

To improve cancer care, the NHS Long Term Plan sets out how we will speed up the path from innovation to business-as-usual, spreading proven new techniques and technologies and reducing variation. Faster, smarter and effective radiotherapy, supported by greater networking of specialised expertise, will mean more patients are offered curative treatment, with fewer side effects and shorter treatment times.

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