HL Deb 20 November 2000 vol 619 c57WA
Lord Acton

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What action they propose to take in the light of the University of California's research into the treatment of prostate cancer by PC-SPES. [HL4417]

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath

The University of California research assessed the potential anti-tumour activities of PC-SES, a herbal mixture used by some patients with prostate cancer in the USA. Evidence of its effectiveness will be considered in the systematic review of evidence undertaken as part of the development of Improving Outcomes guidance for urological cancers. This guidance is being developed by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence and will be published next year. The guidance will focus on aspects of service design and best treatment for patients with urological cancers.