STRENGTH IN NUMBERS

Strength in Numbers dedicated to my late mother Kay

NICE set to block use of ‘unaffordable’ new breast cancer drug

A new breast cancer drug that can extend women’s lives by almost six months will not be recommended for routine NHS use, under draft guidance issued by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.
Trastuzumab emtansine (Kadcyla) can cost more than £90,000 per patient and is not effective enough to justify the price the NHS is being asked to pay, according to NICE.

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-27113258

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