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Update on the cancer drugs fund

Thousands of cancer patients have benefited from speedy access to the new and innovative treatments due to a new cancer drugs fund (CDF).

Since the new CDF opened in July 2016, nearly 15,700 patients have benefited from the 52 drugs treating 81 different types of cancer. Of these patients, around 5,000 have received treatment sooner than they would have under the previous system.

NHS England has also secured discounts on eight of the treatments previously funded via the old CDF which will generate savings for the NHS of around £140m over the next five years. More.....