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Cancer: Health Services

Volume 495: debated on Monday 6 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what treatments are licensed by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency for the purposes of treating cancer of each ICD-10 classification. (283282)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what methodology was used to derive the figures contained in the table in Box 8 of his Department's first annual report on the Cancer Reform Strategy, Maintaining Momentum, published on 1 December 2008; and what the equivalent figures are for the latest year for which figures are available. (283771)

The data shown in the table in Box 8 of the first annual report on the Cancer Reform Strategy were compiled using Hospital Episode Statistics showing the number of finished consultant episodes for cancer-related prostatectomy and cystectomy by trust for 1997-98 and 2006-07.

A table showing the count of finished consultant episodes for cancer-related prostatectomy, cystectomy and cystoprosatectomy by trust in 2007-08, the latest year for which this information is available, has been placed in the Library.