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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-02145: Miles Briggs (Lothian)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 25 August 2016

To ask the Scottish Government how its cancer strategy will tackle the incidence of kidney cancer.

Answered by: Shona Robison 21 September 2016

Our ‘Beating Cancer: Ambition and Action’ strategy and the accompanying £100 million investment over 5 years, serves as a blueprint for the future of cancer services in Scotland, improving the prevention, detection, diagnosis, treatment and aftercare of people affected by all cancers. This work links with our tobacco control strategy and the Prevention of Obesity Route Map as we know that smoking and obesity are two of the biggest risk factors for renal cancer.