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Woman who recently won her fight for cancer drug dies

12th May 2010

Nikki Phelps, who campaigned to be allowed to receive the drug Sunitinib from NHS West Kent trust, has died.

The mother of two won an appeal last month to get the trust to fund the cost of her treatment for glandular cancer. The trust had originally refused her request for the drug as NICE had not approved it to treat her condition. James Thallon, the trust's medical director, said: "Everyone at NHS West Kent would like to offer our deepest sympathy and condolences to the family of Mrs Phelps." 


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Article Information

Title: Woman who recently won her fight for cancer drug dies
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 14853
Date Added: 12th May 2010


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