MAIL ONLINE: Immunotherapy drug which could stall lung cancer for up to five years and even CURE it will now be funded by the NHS

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Release date: 28/3/2019

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Corinne Faivre-Finn, an oncology professor at the University of Manchester, said: 'The availability of durvalumab is a watershed moment for lung cancer in England as it will change how we treat patients with stage 3 disease.

'Stage three non-small cell lung cancer is potentially curable but unfortunately with current treatments most patients will progress to advanced disease.

'Now, for the first time in 20 years, we have access to a new treatment option that has been shown to improve survival outcomes.'

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TitleImmunotherapy drug which could stall lung cancer for up to five years and even CURE it will now be funded by the NHS
Media name/outletMail Online
Media typeWeb
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
Date28/03/19
DescriptionCorinne Faivre-Finn, an oncology professor at the University of Manchester, said: 'The availability of durvalumab is a watershed moment for lung cancer in England as it will change how we treat patients with stage 3 disease.

'Stage three non-small cell lung cancer is potentially curable but unfortunately with current treatments most patients will progress to advanced disease.

'Now, for the first time in 20 years, we have access to a new treatment option that has been shown to improve survival outcomes.'
URLhttps://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-6856879/Immunotherapy-drug-stall-lung-cancer-five-years-funded-NHS.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ito=1490&ns_campaign=1490
PersonsCorinne Faivre-Finn