This announcement means that the NHS will continue to provide cancer patients with drugs that will help them to live a longer and better life.
"The introduction of the fund was a milestone in helping cancer patients to benefit from the best treatments in the world. Many more bowel cancer patients will now be given hope and peace of mind that these treatments will continue to be made available to them if recommended by their doctor.
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