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Concern at liver cancer drug decision

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A drug that can prolong the lives of patients with advanced liver cancer has been rejected for use in the NHS in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) said the cost of Nexavar - about £3,000 a month - was "simply too high".

But Professor Jonathan Waxman, a cancer specialist at the Hammersmith Hospital in London, disagreed with NICE's decision.

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