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Campaigners want quick access to £200m cancer fund

Patients have asked for quicker access to the £200m cancer drug fund after the NHS refused to pay for a new liver cancer treatment.

The fund is to be set up next year by the government to give patients access to treatments the NHS cannot afford.

But the Pamela Northcott Fund wants it set up sooner after the drugs watchdog blocked the use of Nexavar.

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence said the treatment was too expensive. More …