Cancer: Drugs

Department of Health written question – answered on 13th February 2015.

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Photo of Lord Hunt of Kings Heath Lord Hunt of Kings Heath Shadow Spokesperson (Health), Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Lords

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of delivery against the commitment in NHS England’s Board Paper on the Cancer Drugs Fund that "no drug which was the only systemic therapy for the indication in question would be removed".

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

NHS England has been clear that, if a drug is the only systemic therapy for the cancer concerned, it has not been removed from the national Cancer Drugs Fund list.

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