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Cancer charities have condemned a decision not to licence a drug being trialled in our region which extends the life of women suffering the advanced stages of breast cancer.
The National Institute for Clinical Excellence - or NICE - says the drug "Perjeeta" isn't cost effective.
Perjeeta is currently being tested on women through the Christie Hospital in Manchester - but it isn't routinely available on the NHS.
Cancer charities and women taking the drug want NICE to reconsider .
Ashley Derricott reports.
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A charity has expressed its "disappointment" over a decision not to provide a life-extending breast cancer drug on the NHS.