'Breakthrough' lung cancer drug made available on NHS

'Breakthrough' lung cancer drug made available on NHS
 

A last-chance drug that can lead to an “unprecedented” reduction in lung cancer tumours has become available on the NHS.
Tagrisso (osimertinib) was granted a licence only in February and has been hailed as a breakthrough drug by manufacturer AstraZeneca.
The once-a-day tablet will be available immediately for patients with non-small-cell lung cancer who have a specific mutation, known as EGFR T790M-positive, that means they have stopped responding to earlier treatments. Experts predict about 300 patients in England and Wales will be eligible for Tagrisso every year.
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4 October 2016 in Health, Views: 48
Source: Guardian
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