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LETTERS: Back the campaign to keep life-saving drup Kadcyla

Published: 20 January, 2017

• IT is devastating to hear that Kadcyla – a crucial life-extending treatment for women with incurable secondary breast cancer – faces being withdrawn from the NHS, following the failure of NICE and the drug’s manufacturer, Roche, to reach an agreement.

Kadcyla can offer patients precious extra months – even years – of good quality time with their loved ones, with fewer side effects than other treatments. It is available in many other countries – including France, Germany and Australia – and unless NICE’s draft decision is overturned next month, this fantastic medical advance will bypass patients in England forever.

That’s why I’ve backed Breast Cancer Now’s campaign to #KeepKadcyla, which calls on NICE and Roche to reach a deal to ensure patients are not denied this treatment. 

COURTNEY PIRES
Blackstone House, SW1

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Keep kadcyla please l will sign the petition.

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