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Thursday 28 May 2015
A report published today has suggested that GPs in the UK are slower to refer patients who might have cancer than in other countries. The study, published in BMJ Open, showed that patients in the UK were less likely to be referred for cancer tests than in other countries in Europe. The research...
Tuesday 26 May 2015
As a scientist I have suffered the disappointment of seeing potential drugs I have worked on failing to make it into use. However, my frustrations as a scientist are nothing compared to the disappointment felt by women with ovarian cancer when drugs such as olaparib fail to get approved. Olaparib...
Friday 22 May 2015
Following a review of the currently available evidence NHS England has today announced that olaparib will not be included on the national Cancer Drugs Fund list, and therefore will not be available on the NHS.   Dr Simon Newman, Head of Research for Target Ovarian Cancer, said: “We are extremely...
Tuesday 10 February 2015
Following on from my recent Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF) blog I thought it would be helpful to delve into the byzantine processes for accessing drugs across all the devolved nations of the UK. Now, as I hope we all know by now National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is responsible for...