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Cancer drug hope for eye disorder

A cheap drug used to treat bowel cancer should also be prescribed to patients with a condition that leads to sight loss, say UK researchers.

Avastin is not yet licensed for age-related macular degeneration, which is a leading cause of blindness in the UK.

But a study suggests the drug is "superior to standard care" and cheaper than the current medication, they report in the British Medical Journal.

Ministers have asked the drugs body NICE to explore its value. More …