Cancer: Drugs

Health written question – answered on 4th March 2014.

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Photo of Simon Burns Simon Burns Conservative, Chelmsford

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients have gained access to the Cancer Drugs Fund in (a) 2012-13 and (b) 2013-14 to date.

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

The information requested is included in the following table:

  Number
Number of patients funded in 2012-131 15,456
Number of patients funded 2013-14 to end December2 14,137
1 Source-Information provided to the Department by Strategic Health Authorities. Some individual patients may be double-counted where a patient has received more than one drug treatment through the Cancer Drugs Fund. 2 Source-NHS England.

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