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Cancer: Research

Volume 493: debated on Monday 1 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much and what proportion of its funding the National Cancer Research Institute has provided for (a) brain tumour, (b) leukaemia, (c) lung cancer, (d) colo-rectal cancer, (e) breast cancer, (f) prostate cancer and (g) other cancer-related research in each of the last five years. (276946)

The National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) is a membership organisation the 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 published 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 online at:

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