Bowel cancer drug move criticised

Campaigners have condemned a decision to turn down a bowel cancer drug for use on the NHS in England and Wales.

The health watchdog NICE says the cost of avastin - at about £21,000 per patient - does not justify its benefits.

It offers patients with advanced bowel cancer the chance of a few extra weeks or months of life.

Branwen Jeffreys reports.

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