Cancer:Written question - 127294

Q
Asked by Nic Dakin
(Scunthorpe)
Asked on: 07 February 2018
Department of Health and Social Care
Cancer
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to page 22 of Next Steps On The NHS Five Year Forward View, published in March 2017, what the evidential basis is for the statements that (a) an estimated 7000+ more people surviving cancer after successful NHS cancer treatment compared to three years prior and (b) within two years, more than 5000 extra people a year will survive cancer as compared to now.
A
Answered by: Steve Brine
Answered on: 26 February 2018

The survival projections are based on the one-year survival figures in the Office for National Statistics publication of the Clinical Commissioning Group Cancer Survival Index. One-year survival for all cancers was measured for patients diagnosed between 2010 and 2014 and followed up 2015. Further information can be found at the following link:

https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/healthandsocialcare/conditionsanddiseases/bulletins/indexofcancersurvivalforclinicalcommissioninggroupsinengland/adultsdiagnosed1999to2014andfollowedupto2015

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