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Lung Cancer

Health written question – answered on 8th June 2011.

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Photo of John Baron John Baron Conservative, Basildon and Billericay

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the 30-day mortality rate for patients with a diagnosis of lung cancer who received a major surgical resection was (a) in respect of each provider, (b) in each cancer network and (c) in each strategic health authority in the last five years for which figures are available.

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

The information requested is not centrally held. The National Cancer Intelligence Network (NCIN) recently conducted a study of the 30-day mortality rates for patients with a diagnosis of bowel cancer who received a major surgical resection. Further information about the study is available on the NCIN website at:

Following this analysis of the 30-day postoperative mortality for bowel cancer, the NCIN proposes to work with clinical leads across all tumour sites to see where this study can be repeated.

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