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Health: Cancer Drugs Fund

House of Lords written question – answered on 24th July 2013.

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Photo of Lord Walton of Detchant Lord Walton of Detchant Crossbench

To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they will ensure that patients newly diagnosed with cancer after 1 April 2014 will receive appropriate treatment when funding through the Cancer Drugs Fund ends on 31 March.

Photo of Earl Howe Earl Howe The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

In the context of developing new pricing arrangements for branded medicines, we are exploring ways in which new patients can continue to benefit from innovative cancer drugs at a cost that represents value to the National Health Service.

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