Patients Bid to Stop NHS Axing 25 Cancer Drugs

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Review Could Halt Prescriptions for Thousands of Patients

Campaigners are calling for a halt to rationing plans that could see the NHS axe up to 25 life-prolonging cancer drugs because they are too expensive.

The Cancer Drugs Fund is starting a re-evaluation process today that could halt the prescription of treatments that have helped thousands of patients.

They include six breast cancer drugs, one for prostate cancer, six for bowel cancer and the pancreatic cancer drug Abraxane.

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