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Lung Cancer: Medical Treatments

Volume 495: debated on Wednesday 1 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many acute hospital trusts have fully implemented his Department’s recommendations on the proportion of lung cancer patients who should receive active treatment; and if he will make a statement. (282415)

The national health service has fully implemented guidance on Improving Outcomes in Lung Cancer, which was published by the Department in 1998.

As I advised the hon. Member in my written reply of 16 June 2009, Official Report, column 226W, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence issued guidelines, in 2005, on the diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer patients.