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DRAFT NICE GUIDANCE FOR THE USE OF ABIRATERONE

That this House notes with serious concern that the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has issued draft guidance for the use of the drug abiraterone, a life extending treatment for men in the final stages of prostate cancer, which could, if implemented, prevent the use of this cancer drug for the treatment of this condition in the NHS in England and Wales; is aware that prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK, that 32,500 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer and that 10,000 men die from the disease in England and Wales every year; further notes that abiraterone can extend the life of men in the final stages of prostate cancerby an average of four months and improves their quality of life; calls on the Government to act immediately to ensure that men with prostate cancer are able to access this treatment to treat their health condition and help to prolong their life; further calls on NICE to reconsider its draft guidance and recommend abiraterone for the benefit of men with prostate cancer and their families; and considers that men should be able to access this drug through the Cancer Drugs Fund, if their clinicians prescribe it, irrespective of this draft decision by NICE.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Barron, Kevin Labour Party Rother Valley 29.02.2012
Bottomley, Peter Conservative Party Worthing West 08.02.2012
Brake, Tom Liberal Democrats Carshalton and Wallington 16.04.2012
Bruce, Fiona Conservative Party Congleton 18.04.2012
Campbell, Menzies Liberal Democrats North East Fife 13.03.2012
Connarty, Michael Labour Party Linlithgow and East Falkirk 01.03.2012
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 08.02.2012
Crockart, Mike Liberal Democrats Edinburgh West 06.03.2012
Dobbin, Jim Labour Party Heywood and Middleton 08.02.2012
Dodds, Nigel Democratic Unionist Party Belfast North 23.02.2012
Durkan, Mark Social Democratic and Labour Party Foyle 08.02.2012
Foster, Don Liberal Democrats Bath 20.02.2012
Hancock, Mike Liberal Democrats Portsmouth South 20.02.2012
Hepburn, Stephen Labour Party Jarrow 23.02.2012
Hermon, Lady INDEPENDENT North Down 21.02.2012
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 20.02.2012
Howarth, George Labour Party Knowsley 05.03.2012
Leech, John Liberal Democrats Manchester Withington 08.02.2012
Lloyd, Tony Labour Party Manchester Central 23.02.2012
Long, Naomi Alliance Party Belfast East 07.03.2012
McCrea, Dr William Democratic Unionist Party South Antrim 23.02.2012
McDonnell, John Labour Party Hayes and Harlington 21.02.2012
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 23.02.2012
Morris, Grahame M Labour Party Easington 21.03.2012
Osborne, Sandra Labour Party Ayr Carrick and Cumnock 21.03.2012
Rogerson, Dan Liberal Democrats North Cornwall 21.02.2012
Russell, Bob Liberal Democrats Colchester 08.02.2012
Shannon, Jim Democratic Unionist Party Strangford 21.02.2012
Sharma, Virendra Labour Party Ealing Southall 23.02.2012
Tredinnick, David Conservative Party Bosworth 15.03.2012
Walker, Robin Conservative Party Worcester 01.03.2012
Walley, Joan Labour Party Stoke-on-Trent North 05.03.2012
Williams, Hywel Plaid Cymru Arfon 08.03.2012
Williams, Mark Liberal Democrats Ceredigion 07.03.2012
Wood, Mike Roy Labour Party Batley and Spen 07.03.2012