Brain Cancer

Health written question – answered on 15th July 2008.

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health what funding the National Cancer Research Institute has provided for (a) brain tumour research and (b) other cancer-related research (i) in cash terms and (ii) as a proportion of its expenditure in each of the last 10 years. [R]

Photo of Dawn Primarolo Dawn Primarolo Minister of State (Department of Health) (Public Health)

holding answer 9 July 2008

The National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) was formed on 1 April 2001. The NCRI brings together the major funders (including government, the voluntary sector and industry) together with cancer patient representatives, to ensure a national strategic approach on cancer research. The information shown in the following table relates to research directly funded by NCRI partners.

£ million
Brain and central nervous system (CNS) expenditure Total site-specific expenditure (and brain and CNS expenditure as a percentage of that total) Total expenditure (and brain and CNS expenditure as a percentage of that total)
2002 1.6 104 (1.6) 258 (0.6)
2003 1.9 121 (1.6) 284 (0.7)
2004 1.8 114 (1.6) 304 (0.6)
2005 2.5 128 (1.9) 348 (0.7)
2006 3.1 159 (1.9) 393 (0.8)

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