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The National Health Service drugs rationing body has been forced to review its policy of banning life-prolonging cancer medicines that are available elsewhere in Europe.
A coach load of campaigners from the county met Andrew Dillon, chief executive of the National Institute for Clinical Excellence, the organisation that licenses drugs for use on the NHS.
The availability of kidneys for transplantation could be increased by using kidneys removed for small, incidentally detected tumors, the results of an Australian study suggest.
He said draft guidance issued by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (Nice) to deny patients four kidney cancer drugs on the NHS was a "disgrace".
"Based on Lenocta's demonstrated anti-tumor activity against melanoma, renal cancer, prostate cancer, leukemia, and other cancers both alone and in combination with other approved immune-activation agents, including IL-2 and interferons, we believe this product candidate represents a promising approach to treating cancer,"
SF1126, Semafore's PI3 Kinase Inhibitor, Found to Block Angiogenic Signaling From Both VEGF and Bv8 in Multiple Cell Lines
In vitro inhibition of the PI3K/AKT/mTOR pathway by SF1126 was demonstrated to impede the ability of angiogenic stimulants VEGF and Bv8 to activate AKT in a dose dependant manner in two cancer cell lines (786-0 -- renal cell and PC3 prostate).
A total of 103 myeloma specialists in England, Wales and Scotland took part in the survey. The doctors revealed how they struggled with NHS bureaucracy and cost-cutting to obtain the best treatments for patients.
The 40-year-old said battling kidney cancer last year was "nowhere near as bad" as what she had endured in her marriage.
The NHS drugs rationing body is forcing cancer patients to remortgage their homes to pay for medicines freely available elsewhere in Europe, senior doctors warned yesterday.
Revered composer and singer of Brazilian popular song who influenced generations of bossa nova performers and whose first major hit helped launch the Hollywood career of entertainer Carmen Miranda, has died. He was 94.
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