Skin Cancer

Health written question – answered on 27th March 2014.

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Photo of Jim Dobbin Jim Dobbin Labour, Heywood and Middleton

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent discussions he has had on (a) the number of treatment options available as a first line to patients with advanced melanoma and (b) the clinical effectiveness of the treatment options available as a first line to patients with advanced melanoma; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Jane Ellison Jane Ellison The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

We have had no recent discussions on these issues but drug options for the first-line treatment of advanced melanoma were raised by my hon. Friend Pauline Latham during oral questions on 25 February 2014, Hansard, column 159 and during a debate in Westminster Hall on Cancer Treatment and Prevention on 11 March 2014, Hansard, column 38WH.

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