HC Deb 25 May 1960 vol 624 c54W
Mr. Mason

asked the Minister of Health, as representing the Minister for Science, whether his representative on the International Atomic Energy Agency has taken note of the success of the French Ministry of Health's treatment of leukaemia with a concentrated dose of radiation and the treatment of radiation sickness administered to survivors of a reactor incident in Yugoslavia; and whether he is now in a position to make a statement about the future possibilities of these new treatments.

Mr. Walker-Smith

I am aware of the treatment given in this instance. The treatment of leukaemia on similar principles is still, however, in the experimental stage, as is emphasised by the French authorities. Research, both in animals and in the treatment of human disease by this means, has been carried out in a number of centres in the United Kingdom during recent years, but no actual assessment of its value can yet be made.

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