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Welsh cancer fund would treat patients inequitably, says Jones

First Minister Carwyn Jones has rejected calls to set up a Welsh specialist cancer treatment fund, despite Labour plans to establish one in England if it wins power next May.

The fund, for innovative cancer drugs, surgery and radiotherapy, would replace England's Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF).

Conservatives have said Welsh ministers were "out of excuses" on the issue.

But Mr Jones said he did not want patients treated "inequitably", asking why cancer should be a special case.

Political correspondent Daniel Davies reports.

  • 09 Dec 2014
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