Herceptin

Herceptin

Herceptin NICE have finally approved funding!

news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/5274166.stm

At last!!!

Sharon

More info

nice.org.uk/page.aspx?o=TA107

Great news but This is great news but also this week NICE refused to agree funding for two drugs which can extend life for people with secondary bowel cancer: avastin and erbitux.

Bowel cancer kills almost 50 people a day in the UK. Each year, there are about 18,700 new cases in men, and nearly 16,200 cases in women.

I wonder if the lobbying for bowel cancer had been as vocal as the lobbying for breast cancer this decision might have been different. Food for thought.

Jane