£250m to be spent on cancer treatment13th April 2012
The Government has announced it is to spend £250 million on proton beam therapy to treat cancer despite there being “no reliable, objective evidence” that it improves patients' lives.
An article in the British Medical Journal says it has not been assessed for clinical or cost effectiveness by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence but follows health secretary Andrew Lansley’s announcement that University College Hospitals in London and The Christie in Manchester would each house a facility to be fully open by 2017.
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Title: £250m to be spent on cancer treatment
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 21631
Date Added: 13th Apr 2012