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Cancer: Medical Treatments

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 3rd April 2018.

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Photo of Jim Shannon Jim Shannon Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Human Rights), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress has been made on recommendation 32 of the NHS Cancer Strategy, Achieving World Class Outcomes, on the adoption of immunotherapy treatments.

Photo of Jim Shannon Jim Shannon Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Human Rights), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress has been made on implementing recommendation 32 of the NHS Cancer Strategy on the adaptation of immunotheropy treatments.

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

The development of immunotherapies for the treatment of cancer is an emergent area of clinical practice. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has recommended a number of immunotherapies for routine use on the National Health Service, and these are commissioned by NHS England.

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