Cancer: Medical Treatments

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered at on 27 January 2023.

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Photo of Chris Green Chris Green Conservative, Bolton West

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what percentage of cancer therapies assessed by the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) have been for combination therapies rather than monotherapies in each year since 2017; and what percentage of terminated NICE appraisals for cancer therapies have been for combination therapies rather than monotherapies in each year since 2017.

Photo of Helen Whately Helen Whately Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

Between 1 January 2017 and 31 December 2022, 27% of cancer appraisal recommendations made by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence related to combination therapies and 38% of terminated cancer drug appraisals related to combination therapies.

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