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Health: Cancer

Volume 718: debated on Tuesday 6 April 2010

Question

Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to improve the intra-operative radiation therapy services available to those diagnosed with breast cancer. [HL3201]

We are currently funding a trial to compare targeted intra-operative radiotherapy with conventional post-operative radiotherapy for women with early breast cancer through the National Institute for Health Research.

The TARGIT trial, as it is known, began on 1 September 2009 and is due for completion on 29 February 2012.