Skip to main content

DRAFT NICE GUIDANCE FOR THE USE OF ABIRATERONE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2706: tabled on 08 February 2012

Tabled in the 2010-12 session.

This motion has been signed by 35 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House notes with serious concern that the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has issued draft guidance for the use of the drug abiraterone, a life extending treatment for men in the final stages of prostate cancer, which could, if implemented, prevent the use of this cancer drug for the treatment of this condition in the NHS in England and Wales; is aware that prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK, that 32,500 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer and that 10,000 men die from the disease in England and Wales every year; further notes that abiraterone can extend the life of men in the final stages of prostate cancerby an average of four months and improves their quality of life; calls on the Government to act immediately to ensure that men with prostate cancer are able to access this treatment to treat their health condition and help to prolong their life; further calls on NICE to reconsider its draft guidance and recommend abiraterone for the benefit of men with prostate cancer and their families; and considers that men should be able to access this drug through the Cancer Drugs Fund, if their clinicians prescribe it, irrespective of this draft decision by NICE.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Barron, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 29 February 2012
Rother Valley
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 April 2012
Carshalton and Wallington
Bruce, Fiona
Conservative
Signed on 18 April 2012
Congleton
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 March 2012
North East Fife
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2012
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Crockart, Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 March 2012
Edinburgh West
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 23 February 2012
Belfast North
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 February 2012
Bath
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 February 2012
Portsmouth South
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2012
Jarrow
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Independent
Signed on 21 February 2012
North Down
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 20 February 2012
Luton North
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2012
Knowsley
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2012
Manchester Central
Long, Naomi
Alliance
Signed on 7 March 2012
Belfast East
McCrea, Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 23 February 2012
South Antrim
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2012
Hayes and Harlington
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2012
Mansfield
Morris, Grahame M.
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2012
Easington
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2012
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 February 2012
North Cornwall
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 21 February 2012
Strangford
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2012
Ealing, Southall
Tredinnick, David
Conservative
Signed on 15 March 2012
Bosworth
Walker, Mr Robin
Conservative
Signed on 1 March 2012
Worcester
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2012
Stoke-on-Trent North
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 8 March 2012
Arfon
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 March 2012
Ceredigion
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2012
Batley and Spen

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.