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Cancer

Volume 485: debated on Tuesday 9 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) whether he has completed his assessment of options for providing modern proton therapy services; (240362)

(2) what recent progress has been made in the pilot training programme for laparoscopic colorectal cancer; and if he will make a statement;

(3) what recent progress has been made on the National Cancer Equality Initiative; and if he will make a statement;

(4) what recent progress has been made on the National Awareness and Early Diagnosis Initiative relating to cancer; and if he will make a statement;

(5) whether the extension of the age range for breast cancer screening to include women aged 47 to 73 years has been implemented;

(6) what progress his Department has made in its work on digital mammography; and if he will make a statement;

(7) whether the national roll-out of liquid-based cytology to all laboratories has been completed;

(8) whether the review of the Prostate Cancer Risk-management Programme has been completed;

(9) when he expects the Prostate Cancer Risk-management Programme to be relaunched;

(10) what recent progress has been made on the National Cancer Survivors Initiative; and if he will make a statement.

This information can be found in the first annual report of the ‘Cancer Reform Strategy, Cancer Reform Strategy: Maintaining momentum, building for the future—first annual report’, published on 1 December 2008. A copy of this report has been placed in the Library.