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Radiotherapy

Volume 485: debated on Tuesday 9 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the National Commissioning Group commissions proton therapy for suitable cancers other than eye cancers from overseas suppliers. (240905)

The National Commissioning Group commissions proton beam therapy for all suitable cancers identified on the high priority list produced by the National Radiography Advisory Group in 2007. A clinical reference panel advises on each individual referred case and its suitability for treatment from overseas providers.