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Breast Cancer: Radiotherapy

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 91040, tabled on 16 September 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the timescale is for making high-speed radiotherapy for breast cancer available on the NHS.

Answered on

5 November 2020

Breast cancer treatments are advancing all the time and this year is no exception. The publication of the 10-year results of the FAST-FORWARD Trial, which looked at 5 fraction radiotherapy to treat early breast cancer, is an exciting breakthrough which will enable people with breast cancer to be treated much more quickly and conveniently. All National Health Service radiotherapy providers in England are encouraged to adopt this approach.