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Breast Cancer Guidance

Volume 405: debated on Tuesday 20 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to his answer of 29 April, ref 109824, what the (a) full title and (b) date of publication are of the breast cancer guidance from NICE referred to in the answer. [111718]

The breast cancer service guidance referred to in the reply of 29 April is the Improving Outcomes in Breast Cancer—Manual Update, published in August 2002. This guidance is an update of the original Improving Outcomes in Breast Cancer, published by the Department of Health in 1996.The full guidance is available on the National Institute for Clinical Excellence website at