12 Jul 2018

Radical new child cancer treatment to be made available on NHS

Health and Social Care Editor

A radical new treatment for a rare type of childhood cancer will now be made available on the NHS. The National Institute for Clinical Excellence has recommended the drug – after evidence it could increase survival chances for patients with high-risk neuroblastoma. A course of treatment can cost around £150,000 – but a deal with EUSA Pharma has made it available at a discount.