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Brain Cancer

Volume 496: debated on Tuesday 1 September 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what the five-year survival rate for cases of brain cancer in each strategic health authority area was in each of the last six years; (288890)

(2) what the five-year survival rate for cases of brain cancer in each primary care trust within the ceremonial county of Hampshire was in each of the last six years.

I have been asked to reply.

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 Questions asking (1) what the five-year survival rate for cases of brain cancer in each strategic health authority area was in each of the last six years [288890] and (2) what the five-year survival rate for cases of brain cancer in each primary care trust within the ceremonial county of Hampshire was in each of the last six years [288891].

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) does not produce five-year survival rates for brain cancer for (1) strategic health authorities or (2) primary care organisations.

The latest available survival figures for brain cancer for England, among adult patients diagnosed during 2001-2006 and followed up to the end of 2007, are published on the National Statistics website at:

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/StatBase/Product.asp?vlnk=14007&Pos=1&ColRank=1&Rank=192