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New breast cancer drug could soon be available on prescription

A ground-breaking new drug to treat breast cancer is being trialled in hospitals across the North East.

Early experiments have shown that Pertuzumab, also known as Perjeta, can help to extend the life of women who are suffering from incurable and recurring breast cancer.

Dr Mark Verrill from the Northern Centre for Cancer Care told ITV News that the new drug could be available on prescription in the near future.

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