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Breast Cancer

Volume 405: debated on Wednesday 14 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent progress there has been regarding his Department's discussions with Myriad Inc. on the patent for testing breast cancer genes relating to hereditary breast cancer. [111931]

[holding answer 12 May 2003]: There have been no recent discussions with Myriad.

Most likely condition for an abortion. North-east London, 1993 to 2001
2001 SHA2000 SHA1999 SHA1998 SHA1997 SHA1996 SHA1995 SHA1994 1HAs1993 1HAs
Total number of abortions11,14910,4069,9059,7259,0859,1148,4388,5188,538
Marital statusSingleSingleSingleSingleSingleSingleSingleSingleSingle
Age group in years20–2420–2420–2420–2425–2920–2425–2925–2925–24
Gestation group in weeks9 to 129 to 129 to 129 to 129 to 129 to 129 to 129 to 129 to 12
Previous childrenNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNone
Previous abortionsNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNoneNone
Legal grounds2C2C2C2C2C2C2C2C2C
Notes:

1 North East London Strategic health authority (SHA) is equivalent to three health authorities (HAs); Barking & Havering, Redbridge & Waltham Forest and East London & The City.

2 Includes Ground C alone (that the pregnancy has not exceeded its 24th week and that the continuance of the pregnancy would involve risk, greater than if the pregnancy were terminated, of injury to the physical or mental health of the pregnant woman There were boundary changes in HAs prior to 1993 and comparable data are therefore not available