Health: Cancer

House of Lords written question – answered on 4th March 2014.

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Photo of Baroness Masham of Ilton Baroness Masham of Ilton Crossbench

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to expedite the appraisal of drugs for pancreatic cancer.

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

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is currently developing technology appraisal guidance on the use of a number of drugs for the treatment of pancreatic cancer.

Wherever possible, NICE aims to publish draft or final technology appraisal guidance on significant new drugs within a few months of their launch.

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