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Cancer campaigner dies

17th April 2008

Mike Gray, a bowel cancer suffer who campaigned against his local NHS board to make them provide treatment for a life-extending drug, has died at the age of 53.

NHS Grampian had initially refused to fund treatment for the drug Cetuximab on the grounds that it would not be "cost effective", but agreed to pay after Mr Gray's campaign. Ian Beaumont, of Bowel Cancer UK, said his fight "highlighted the current inequities that patients face, not just in Scotland but across the UK."


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