Kidney Cancer: Drugs

Department of Health written question – answered on 16th December 2014.

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Photo of Rosie Cooper Rosie Cooper Labour, West Lancashire

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients in England with advanced renal cell carcinoma have accessed treatment through the Cancer Drug Fund since April 2013.

Photo of George Freeman George Freeman The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

NHS England has advised that it does not hold this information centrally.

Between April 2013 and 30 September 2014, there have been 1,227 requests for drugs for advanced renal cell carcinoma through the Cancer Drugs Fund. However, actual uptake of treatment is dependent on variables which are unique to the patient’s individual clinical circumstances, the progression of the disease and the patient’s own choices.

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