Go-ahead for cancer drug trialled in Southampton

Daily Echo: Go-ahead for cancer drug Go-ahead for cancer drug

A PIONEERING cancer drug trialled in Southampton has been given the go-ahead to be used on lung cancer patients.

Currently patients with non-small cell lung cancer have few treatment options available but the launch of crizotinib now gives then an alternative.

Southampton was one of six centres where the drug was trialled and it has the potential to give better outcomes for people with this particular form of the disease.

It is an oral treatment for patients whose cancer has continued after initial chemotherapy.

Professor Dean Fennell said: “We know that we will be giving the right treatment to the right patient. Personalised medicines such as crizotinib represent the future of cancer treatment.”

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Dan Soton says...

Cancer/Fluoridation X-Files




JMHO..



1) SHA covering up high Cancer death statistics in the Fluoridated Midlands/North East by refusing Cancer suffers in Hampshire, Southampton life saving Cancer treatments.

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ORIGINAL SOURCE DOCUMENT, FUNDING CANCER DRUGS...

see page 38 to 39

figure 20 reveals a North-South Divide in the approval rates for applications to the cancer drugs fund.


• There appears to be a North-South divide, with SHA's in the South of England approving a lower proportion of applications.

FOR EXAMPLE: NHS South Central approved approximately 75% of applications , this is despite the fact that Strategic Health Authorities (SHAs) had a combined Cancer Drugs Fund underspend of £22.5 million


Whereas SHA's North East approved every application received.


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http://www.rarercanc
ers.org.uk/images/st
ories/news/pdf/0611/
funding_cancer_drugs
_final.pdf


also.

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http://www.guardian.
co.uk/society/blog/2
011/jun/09/nhs-refor
ms-live-blog
Cancer/Fluoridation X-Files JMHO.. 1) SHA covering up high Cancer death statistics in the Fluoridated Midlands/North East by refusing Cancer suffers in Hampshire, Southampton life saving Cancer treatments. - ORIGINAL SOURCE DOCUMENT, FUNDING CANCER DRUGS... see page 38 to 39 figure 20 reveals a North-South Divide in the approval rates for applications to the cancer drugs fund. • There appears to be a North-South divide, with SHA's in the South of England approving a lower proportion of applications. FOR EXAMPLE: NHS South Central approved approximately 75% of applications , this is despite the fact that Strategic Health Authorities (SHAs) had a combined Cancer Drugs Fund underspend of £22.5 million Whereas SHA's North East approved every application received. - http://www.rarercanc ers.org.uk/images/st ories/news/pdf/0611/ funding_cancer_drugs _final.pdf also. - http://www.guardian. co.uk/society/blog/2 011/jun/09/nhs-refor ms-live-blog Dan Soton
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