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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-11288: Miles Briggs (Lothian)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 13 September 2017

To ask the Scottish Government whether it has or plans to set targets for survival rates for pancreatic cancer.

Answered by: Shona Robison 26 September 2017

Our cancer strategy, ‘Beating Cancer: Ambition and Action’ and the accompanying £100 million investment over the coming years serves as a blueprint for the future of cancer services in Scotland, improving the prevention, detection, diagnosis, treatment and aftercare for all people with cancer, including those diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

Two of the overarching aims of the cancer strategy are for more people to survive cancer for 1, 5 and 10 years, and to close the gap in survival between Scotland and the best countries in Europe; and we are determined to make this happen.