Written Answers. - Cancer Treatment Services.

Bernard Allen

Ceist:

350 Mr. Allen asked the Minister for Health and Children his plans to set up genetic screening for people who are at high risk of developing cancer. [28099/01]

The national cancer forum, which is the advisory body for the development of cancer services nationally, has recently established a sub-group on genetics, with a remit to report to the forum on the development and support of services in cancer genetics in this country. I will continue to be advised by the forum on the planning, development and implementation of screening programmes.