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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-13828: Miles Briggs (Lothian)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 12 January 2018

To ask the Scottish Government whether it has considered setting disaggregated survival rate targets for less survivable cancers, as recommended by the Less Survivable Cancers Taskforce.

Answered by: Shona Robison 29 January 2018

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 with less survivable cancers.

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.