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Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Volume 475: debated on Monday 12 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many men were diagnosed with prostate cancer in the Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Trust area in each year since 2001; and if he will make a statement. (203470)

I have been asked to reply.

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the Authority to reply.

Letter from Karen Dunnell, dated May 2008:

As National Statistician I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question asking how many men were diagnosed with prostate cancer in the Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Trust area in each year since 2001. [203470]

The latest available figures of newly diagnosed cases of prostate cancer are for the year 2005. Registrations of newly diagnosed cases of cancer are collected by the eight regional cancer registries in England and collated by Office for National Statistics (ONS). The cancer registration data held by ONS does not include NHS Trust.

Information on newly diagnosed cases of cancer by NHS Trust is held by the regional cancers registries in England. Details of the regional cancer registries in England can be found in Chapter 6 of Cancer statistics: Registrations, Series MB1, available from the National Statistics website at:

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/StatBase/Product.asp?vlnk=8843 &Pos=&ColRank=1&Rank=272

The number of newly diagnosed cases of prostate cancer by primary care trust was given in reply to a question asked by Christopher Fraser MP on 22 April 2008, reference 201666, but not yet published in the Official Report.