Cancer Drugs Fund

Health written question – answered on 12th November 2010.

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Photo of John Leech John Leech Liberal Democrat, Manchester, Withington

To ask the Secretary of State for Health which (a) drugs and (b) conditions are dealt with under the interim Cancer Drugs Fund in each strategic health authority.

Photo of Paul Burstow Paul Burstow The Minister of State, Department of Health

Strategic health authorities have set up regional clinically-led panels which will decide on the use of the £50 million interim funding for cancer drugs made available to the national health service in this financial year. Decisions on which cancer drugs are funded and what forms of cancer are treated are a matter for the local clinically-led panels based on the advice of cancer specialists.

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