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Cancer

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 17th October 2018.

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Photo of Giles Watling Giles Watling Conservative, Clacton

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take steps to ensure that the NHS cancer dashboard offers disaggregated data on (a) liver, (b) brain, (c) oesophageal, (d) pancreatic and (e) stomach cancer.

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

Public Health England (PHE) and NHS England developed the first iteration of the cancer dashboard in response to recommendations in the Independent Cancer Taskforce report ‘Achieving world-class cancer outcomes: a strategy for England 2015-2020’. This includes data on breast, colorectal, lung and prostate cancers. Further cancer sites were not included because of the risk of making patients identifiable when viewing data for individual hospitals or clinical commissioning groups

PHE is working with NHS England’s Cancer Strategy Team on the next phase of the dashboard development. The types of cancer to be included on the cancer dashboard will be informed by the needs of key stakeholders including cancer charities.

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