Health written question – answered on 30th March 2006.

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Photo of Andrew Murrison Andrew Murrison Shadow Minister (Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the global trends in the incidence of cancer since 1997; and if she will make a statement.

Photo of John Healey John Healey The Financial Secretary to the Treasury

I have been asked to reply.

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician who has been asked to reply.

Letter from Jill Matheson, dated 30 March 2006

The National Statistician has been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question asking what assessment has been made of the global trends in incidence of cancer since 1997. I am replying in her absence. (62179)

Estimates of incidence rates of cancer across the world are published by the International Agency for Research in Cancer (IARC) on their website

The latest figures are for 2002.

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