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Cancer

28 October 2010

Millions promised to cancer drug fund

Britain said it would spend 200 million pounds annually for the next three years on a new cancer drugs fund, reassuring patient groups who had feared being short-changed.

Britain said it would spend 200 million pounds (about R2.2 billion) annually for the next three years on a new cancer drugs fund, reassuring patient groups who had feared being short-changed.

Health minister Andrew Lansley said the funding would be available for cancer drugs for three years from April 2011. An interim 50 million pounds had been assigned to the fund from 1 October 2010.

 

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