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Cancer Drug Trialled In Cornwall Rejected On The NHS

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11:50am 6th August 2013

A life extending breast cancer drug trialled in Cornwall has been rejected for use on the NHS.

Tests at Treliske found more patients survived, with some living up to six months longer after taking Perjeta.

It helps fight an aggressive form of the disease by stopping cells multiplying.

NICE said there was not enough data to recommend the drug.

Susan Matthews from Sticker is taking part in a trial after the disease spread to her liver, lungs and bones.

She described the decision as "absolutely gutwrenching", and said: "My levels of, oh appreciation, and things like that have increased terrifically. Okay, I've had cancer, but because of the drug and thinking about things, life has probably never been so good if you can understand that."

Susan has told Pirate FM she has seen her tumours shrink to a quarter of her size, and her quality of life has increased:

"Literally living life, not to the full, I can't do everything yet, but I can do alot more. You know, like physical things. And the pain of course, has receded completely. It is such an outstanding drug. It's like the carpet's being pulled out under your feet, of course."

11:50am 6th August 2013

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