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Brain Tumours: Research

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 28 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what funding the National Cancer Research Institute provided for (a) brain tumour and (b) leukaemia related research in (i) 2004-05, (ii) 2005-06 and (iii) 2006-07; (250690)

(2) what initiatives the National Cancer Research Initiative is managing in relation to care and treatment of those with brain tumours.

The National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) is a membership organisation that brings together the major funders of cancer research in government, the voluntary sector and industry along with cancer patient representatives to ensure a national strategic approach to cancer research. The NCRI does not itself fund or manage research.

The NCRI publishes an analysis of the national cancer research portfolio that includes details of expenditure by its partner organisations on research into individual tumour sites. The analysis is available on-line at:

www.ncri.org.uk/includes/Publications/reports/analysisReport08.pdf.

A more detailed account of annual aggregated portfolio expenditure is given in an associated data package available at:

www.ncri.org.uk/includes/Publications/reports/Data_package.xls.