1216 - Mesothelioma: Research (Answered)

Mr Laurence Robertson
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the finance for research into mesothelioma; and if he will make a statement.

George Freeman

The Department’s National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) has invited researchers to apply for mesothelioma research funding, in particular to address the research questions identified through the Mesothelioma Priority Setting Partnership and published in December 2014. Eight NIHR programmes are participating in this themed call. Four funding applications for research specifically in mesothelioma are currently under review. The call under the Health Technology Assessment programme closes on 3 September 2015.