We need your support to keep TheyWorkForYou running and make sure people across the UK can continue to hold their elected representatives to account.

Donate to our crowdfunder

Cancer

Health written question – answered on 18th July 2013.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Steve McCabe Steve McCabe Labour, Birmingham, Selly Oak

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the most recent five-year cancer survival rates are in each primary care trust.

Photo of Nick Hurd Nick Hurd The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office, The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office

I have been asked to reply on behalf of the Cabinet Office.

The information requested fails within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the authority to reply.

Letter from Glen Watson, dated July 2013

As Director General for the Office for National Statistics, I have been asked to reply to your recent question to the Secretary of State for Health asking what the most recent five-year cancer survival rates are in each Primary Care Trust.

Five-year cancer survival estimates for the former primary care trusts (PCTs) are not available. However, one-year estimates are available, in the form of a survival index for all cancers combined. The survival index is adjusted for differences in the profile of cancer patients by age, sex and type of cancer between PCTs. The most recent estimates available are for patients diagnosed during 1996-2010 and followed up to 31 December 2011. These figures are available on the National Statistics website:

http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/cancer-unit/combined-cancer-survival-by-primary-care-trusts/index.html

ONS publishes one- and five-year cancer net survival estimates for adults (aged 15 to 99 years) in England, for 21 common cancers. The latest published figures are for adults diagnosed during 2006-2010 and followed up to 2011. These figures are available on the National Statistics website:

http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/cancer-unit/cancer-survival/index.html

ONS also publishes figures on geographic patterns of cancer survival. These figures contain one- and five-year net survival estimates for regions, and the former strategic health authorities and cancer networks, for eight common cancers. The latest published figures are for adults followed up to 2011. These figures are available on the National Statistics website:

http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/cancer-unit/cancer-survival-by-gor--sha-and-cancer-network/index.html

Does this answer the above question?

Yes0 people think so

No0 people think not

Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.