Wednesday, August 01, 2007

B.C. to fund new treatment for kidney cancer

From CTV News:
Victims of a rare form of advanced kidney cancer are getting help from the B.C government, which is the first province to fully fund a new and expensive drug treatment.

Dr. Susan O'Reilly of the B.C. Cancer Agency says this type of renal cancer has been difficult to treat and does not respond to chemotherapy.

About 130 patients will benefit from the decision to spend more than three million dollars annually to fund treatment with a drug marketed under the name Sutent. ...more

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