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DRAFT NATIONAL INSITUTE FOR HEALTH AND CARE EXCELLENCE GUIDANCE FOR THE USE OF ENZALUTAMIDE

That this House notes with concern that the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has issued a draft recommendation which will limit the use of the drug enzalutamide, a life extending treatment for men in the final stages of prostate cancer, only to those men who have not received another drug called abiraterone; further notes with concern that this decision will result in men having no other options on the NHS; is aware that prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK, that 36,566 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer and that 10,000 men die from the disease in England and Wales every year; further notes that there is no way for clinicians to tell which treatment - enzalutamide or abiraterone - will work best for men, making it important for both treatment options to be available to men without this restriction; calls on the Government to ensure that men with prostate cancer are able to access both cancer drugs to treat their health condition and to help prolong their life; and further calls on NICE to reconsider its draft decision and recommend enzalutamide as an alternative treatment to abiraterone, if their clinicians prescribe it.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Blackman, Bob Conservative Party Harrow East 02.04.2014
Bottomley, Peter Conservative Party Worthing West 20.03.2014
Campbell, Ronnie Labour Party Blyth Valley 19.03.2014
Crouch, Tracey Conservative Party Chatham and Aylesford 18.03.2014
Dobbin, Jim Labour Party Heywood and Middleton 19.03.2014
Dodds, Nigel Democratic Unionist Party Belfast North 27.03.2014
Durkan, Mark Social Democratic and Labour Party Foyle 18.03.2014
Glindon, Mary Labour Party North Tyneside 20.03.2014
Hancock, Mike INDEPENDENT Portsmouth South 26.03.2014
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 24.03.2014
Jackson, Glenda Labour Party Hampstead and Kilburn 19.03.2014
Leech, John Liberal Democrats Manchester Withington 18.03.2014
Long, Naomi Alliance Party Belfast East 20.03.2014
McCrea, Dr William Democratic Unionist Party South Antrim 26.03.2014
McDonnell, Alasdair Social Democratic and Labour Party Belfast South 02.04.2014
McGovern, Jim Labour Party Dundee West 24.03.2014
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 19.03.2014
Osborne, Sandra Labour Party Ayr Carrick and Cumnock 26.03.2014
Ritchie, Margaret Social Democratic and Labour Party South Down 19.03.2014
Rotheram, Steve Labour Party Liverpool Walton 18.03.2014
Shannon, Jim Democratic Unionist Party Strangford 19.03.2014
Simpson, David Democratic Unionist Party Upper Bann 25.03.2014