Bob Russell (Colchester, Liberal Democrat)
(1) how many men in England were diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer in the latest period for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement;
(2) what assessment his Department has made of survival rates for men with prostate cancer; and if he will make a statement.
Nick Hurd (Parliamentary Secretary (Civil Society), Cabinet Office; Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner, Conservative)
The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the authority to reply.
Letter from Stephen Penneck, dated September 2012
As Director General for the Office for National Statistics, I have been asked to reply to your recent questions.
Detailed information about whether a cancer was advanced at the time of diagnosis is not routinely recorded for individual cancer registrations sent to ONS for processing and publishing as National Statistics.
The latest available figures for newly diagnosed cases of prostate cancer (incidence) in England are for the year 2010. There were 34,892 newly diagnosed cases of prostate cancer in 2010.(1, 2, 3)
Table 1 provides the latest one-year and five-year survival estimates for men diagnosed with prostate cancer in England, for men diagnosed in 2005-2009 and followed up to 2010.
The latest published figures on cancer incidence in England are available on the National Statistics website at:
The latest published figures on cancer survival in England are available on the National Statistics website at:
(1) Prostate cancer is coded as C61 in the International Classification of Disease, Tenth Revision (ICD-10).
(2 )Newly diagnosed cases registered in each calendar year.
(3) Figures for England exclude cancer registrations for non-residents.
|Table 1. One-year and five-year relative survival (percentage), with 95% confidence intervals (CI), for males diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2005-09, England(1, 2, 3)|
|One-year survival||Five-year survival|
|(1) Prostate cancer is coded as C61 in the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10). (2) Adult patients aged 15-99. (3) Confidence intervals are a measure of the statistical precision of an estimate and show the range of uncertainty around the estimated figure. As a general rule, if the confidence interval around one figure overlaps with the interval around another, we cannot say with certainty that there is more than a chance difference between the two figures. Source: Office for National Statistics and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine|