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Breast Cancer

Volume 475: debated on Wednesday 7 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what information his Department holds on the relative prevalence of breast cancer among (a) black and (b) white women; and if he will make a statement. (201960)

The Department does not hold information on the relative prevalence of breast cancer among black women and white women. We are, however, working on models of assessing prevalence and we are developing techniques that will allow us to assess prevalence broken down by ethnic minority grouping.