Medics in Manchester help make cancer drug available

A consultant analyses a mammogram Photo: PA

Doctors in Manchester have helped persuade the NHS to allow women to be given drugs that reduce the chance of developing breast cancer.

New guidelines will see thousands of healthy women, with a family history of cancer, offered drugs like Tamoxifen.

Experts in genetics at St Mary's Hospital pushed senior officials to make the treatments widely available.

Professor Gareth Evans says it is a "breakthrough" in breast cancer care.