Written Answers. - Cancer Treatment Services.

Bernard Allen


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.