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Lord Saatchi: Cuts to cancer drug funding will cause ‘great anxiety’ for thousands

Thousands of Britons with cancer will be plunged into “great anxiety” because of cuts to crucial drug treatments announced on Monday, Lord (Maurice) Saatchi has warned. The Conservative peer and advertising mogul told The Telegraph his life has been “immersed” with cancer recently with loved ones battling the same disease that took his wife as he criticised the scaling back of NHS funding. It comes as charities and industry experts warned that NHS England’s expected decision to stop funding a series of cancer drugs was “short-sighted” and would endanger lives.

A review by the Cancer Drugs Fund, introduced in 2011 after the Conservatives pledged cancer patients would no longer be denied drugs on grounds of cost, is published today. As many as half of the 25 drugs under review – which are used in 42 treatments – could have funding pulled according to industry sources.

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/11338770/Lord-Saatchi-Cuts-to-cancer-drug-funding-will-cause-great-anxiety-for-thousands.html

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Maurice Saatchi with his wife Josephine Hart, who died from cancer, in 2005  Photo: Richard Young/Rex 

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