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Brain Cancer: Medical Treatments

Volume 474: debated on Thursday 3 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will instruct the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence to investigate the comparative effectiveness of treatment for brain cancer in the UK and other EU member states. (197725)

We have no plans to instruct the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence to investigate this issue.

As the “Cancer Reform Strategy” is implemented across the national health service, the Department will track the progress of other countries on issues such as survival and mortality, awareness, early detection, access to different forms of treatment, clinical outcomes, patient experience and costs across all cancers.