3756 - Cancer: Drugs (Answered)

Jim Shannon
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure that appropriate cancer drugs are prescribed for cancer patients with diabetes and that the use of inappropriate drugs for such patients is eliminated.

George Freeman

Appropriate drugs for the treatment of cancer should be prescribed as part of a wider pathway of care coordinated by a multidisciplinary team. This should include specialists in other relevant long term conditions such as diabetes.

Because of the possibility of complex interactions with drugs for different conditions, the multi-disciplinary team should also have access to advice from an experienced cancer pharmacist.