Page last updated at 06:38 GMT, Thursday, 7 August 2008 07:38 UK

NHS kidney cancer drugs row

Advertisement

A government advisory board is proposing to issue guidelines that will deny advanced kidney cancer patients of four life-enhancing treatments on the NHS.

The National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) draft guidelines state that four treatments for kidney cancer 'are not cost effective' on the NHS, and so should not be given to patients in England and Wales.

Graham Satchell reports.

Story Tools

BBC navigation

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific