Health: Cancer

House of Lords written question – answered on 6th April 2010.

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Photo of Lord Taylor of Warwick Lord Taylor of Warwick Conservative

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.

Photo of Baroness Thornton Baroness Thornton Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department of Health, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

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.

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