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'Breakthrough' cancer drug

A new wonder drug trailled in Cornwall could soon be available for women with breast cancer on the NHS. Perjeta has been heralded by experts as a 'scientific breakthrough'.

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Authorisation for cancer treatment tested in Cornwall

The drug Perjeta was tested at the RCH. Credit: ITV News West Country

A new treatment for breast cancer which was tested at the Royal Cornwall Hospital has been authorised by European medical authorities. The drug Perjeta is said to extend survival rates among patients with an advanced form of the disease.

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