Ovarian Cancer

Health written question – answered on 5th September 2013.

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Photo of Sharon Hodgson Sharon Hodgson Shadow Minister (Education)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health

(1) what arrangements he plans to put in place to ensure that ovarian cancer patients currently receiving treatment through the Cancer Drugs Fund will continue to be able to access treatment from 2014;

(2) what arrangements he plans to put in place to ensure that new ovarian cancer patients who could benefit from treatments currently available on the Cancer Drugs Fund will be able to access appropriate treatments from 2014.

Photo of Norman Lamb Norman Lamb The Minister of State, Department of Health

We will ensure arrangements are in place to protect individual patients receiving treatment through the Cancer Drugs Fund, including those with ovarian cancer, as the planned end of the fund approaches.

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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