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‘Brings hope’: Women with advanced breast cancer granted new NHS drug

‘Brings hope’: Women with advanced breast cancer granted new NHS drug
‘Precious additional time before their disease progresses and more months to live and spend time with loved ones,’ says campaigner

A new drug will be available via the 国民保健服务 to roughly 100 women a year who have advanced 乳腺癌.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has reversed its decision to reject the new form of immunotherapy, called Keytruda (pembrolizumab), saying women can now take the drug in combination with chemotherapy.

The drug, for women with incurable secondary triple-negative breast cancer, strives to slow down disease progression, which in turn helps patients live longer.