A UK £400m Fund will enable a Scheme providing Life-enhancing Cancer Drugs to continue until 2016

The CDF will be extended until 2016

Cancer drugs fund 'to be extended' until 2016
The CDF will be extended until 2016

An emergency £200m-a-year fund for life-enhancing cancer drugs is to continue until 2016 – after the NHS’s rationing body failed to clear any medicines sent for approval in the past year – the prime minister has announced.

The Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF) was set up in 2011 to help patients in England access certain drugs before they get approval for widespread NHS use – and/or pay for treatments denied to NHS patients by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

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