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Brain Cancer

Volume 496: debated on Thursday 16 July 2009

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many cases of brain cancer were diagnosed in each strategic health authority area in each of the last six years. (286379)

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the Authority to reply.

Letter from Karen Dunnell, dated July 2009:

As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question asking how many cases of brain cancer were diagnosed in each strategic health authority area in each of the last six years. [286379]

The latest available figures for newly diagnosed cases of cancer (incidence) are for the year 2006. Numbers of newly diagnosed cases of brain cancer in each strategic health authority area from 2001 to 2006 are in Table 1.

Table 1: Registrations of newly diagnosed cases of brain cancer1, persons: strategic health authorities2 in England, 2001 to 2006

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

North East

216

198

197

212

225

226

North West

512

489

508

517

496

502

Yorkshire and the Humber

406

408

366

395

384

393

East Midlands

303

306

308

335

342

327

West Midlands

321

375

356

339

373

356

East of England

397

376

395

370

407

382

London

436

431

411

399

434

387

South East Coast

331

343

340

320

303

316

South Central

288

263

226

279

297

270

South West

411

463

425

419

468

444

1 Brain cancer is coded to C71 in the International Classification of Diseases Tenth Revision (ICD-10).

2 Based on boundaries as of 2006.

Source:

Office for National Statistics