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Cancer: Drugs

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 29th March 2018.

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Photo of Henry Smith Henry Smith Conservative, Crawley

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what drugs have been funded through the Cancer Drugs Fund this year; and how much funding remains in that Fund.

Photo of Steve Brine Steve Brine The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

Since April 2017, there are currently 27 drugs in 42 indications that are funded by the Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF). A full list of current and previous CDF drugs can be viewed at the following link:

https://www.england.nhs.uk/cancer/cdf/cancer-drugs-fund-list/

The latest published spend for the first six months of 2017/18 implies a circa £76 million of unused funding for that period against the CDF. The quarterly activity report is a snapshot of CDF spend at a point in time and the spend figure will increase as more drugs are added to the fund. The link to the report can be found here:

https://www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/cdf-activity-update-Q2-2017-18.pdf

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