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Cameron's cancer cash pledge

Medics in Oxford have backed David Cameron's £400m cancer package to boost research and treatment for cancer patients. The Cancer Drugs Fund was set up in 2011 to help patients access certain drugs before they get approval for widespread NHS use.

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Camerons meet patients at Oxford cancer ward

Prime Minister David Cameron (L) and his wife Samantha talk to Chase Howie at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford Credit: Press Association Images

Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha met patients at an Oxford cancer ward on the same day he announced a £400m cancer drug fund. Mr Cameron pledged to extend the Cancer Drugs Fund which was set up to help patients access certain drugs before they get approval for widespread NHS use

The Camerons earlier visited the children's cancer ward at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford to make the announcement.

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