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NHS England announces groundbreaking new personalised therapy for children with cancer

NHS patients are to benefit from Europe’s first full access deal on breakthrough CAR-T therapy.

NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens announced that children and young people in England will receive a groundbreaking cancer treatment, the first in what is expected to be a rapidly expanding class of personalised cancer therapies available on the NHS.

NHS England’s commercial deal with the manufacturer Novartis is the first in Europe, and comes less than 10 days after the treatment was granted its European marketing authorisation. It represents one of the fastest funding approvals in the 70 year history of the NHS.