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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5O-01151: Iain Gray (East Lothian)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 14 June 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what progress it has made implementing the recommendations in Target Ovarian Cancer's Pathfinder Scotland report.

Answered by: Shona Robison 21 June 2017

Thanks to improved detection, diagnosis, treatment and access to modern drugs, we know that 5 year survival rates for ovarian cancer increased in 2011 compared to 1991. But there is still a great deal more to be done and we are committed to build on the progress that has been made to date.

My officials will meet with Target Ovarian Cancer to discuss how we can support their awareness raising activities as well as discussing the recommendations set out in the Pathfinder Scotland report.

I welcome the publication of this report. Target Ovarian Cancer are doing excellent work funding research to improve early diagnosis and providing vital advice and support to women with ovarian cancer.