Prostate Cancer Treatment

Health written question – answered on 7th March 2005.

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Photo of Keith Vaz Keith Vaz Labour, Leicester East

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to increase expenditure on treatment of prostate cancer.

Photo of Miss Melanie Johnson Miss Melanie Johnson Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department of Health

Funding for cancer services is included in primary care trust (PCT) baselines. It is for PCTs, in partnership with strategic health authorities and other local stakeholders, to determine how best to use their funds to meet national and local priorities. Their decisions need to be based on the specialised knowledge they have of the local community, this includes the need for treatment of prostate cancer in their area. 80 per cent., of funding is devolved to PCT level.

There are a number of initiatives under way to improve treatment of prostate cancers as set out in Making Progress on Prostate Cancer", published in November 2004. PCTs will need to take any funding implications of these initiatives into account. Copies of Making Progress on Prostate Cancer" are available in the Library.

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