HC Deb 13 June 1988 vol 135 c53W
Mr. Bowis

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services what contribution the Government have made towards the European cancer initiative.

Mrs. Currie

We have made £100,000 available to provide full or part funding of United Kingdom cancer charities' activities in support of the Europe against cancer initiative. In addition, we have taken the lead in cancer prevention by implementing the European Community's first comprehensive cervical cancer screening service based on computerised call and recall, the world's first nationwide breast cancer screening sevice, and by setting up the DHSS cancer screening evaluation unit at the Institute of Cancer Research to monitor existing cancer screening programmes and to assess the possibility of screening for other cancers. The Health Education Authority has also published an updated guide for the general public on how to reduce the risk of cancer by a healthy lifestyle.

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