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Leukaemia: Medical Treatments

Health written question – answered on 13th June 2011.

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Photo of Kerry McCarthy Kerry McCarthy Shadow Minister (Treasury)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the availability of treatments for chronic myeloid leukaemia; and what discussions his Department has had with the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence about the clinical effectiveness of dasatinib and nilotinib.

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

A number of treatments are available for the treatment of chronic myeloid leukaemia.

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence is an independent body and we have had no discussions with the institute about its appraisals of dasatinib and nilotinib for the treatment of chronic myeloid leukaemia.

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