The Prostate Cancer Charity has welcomed today's announcement by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) that they are to recommend abiraterone - the breakthrough treatment for advanced prostate cancer - on the NHS in England and Wales, but has vowed to continue campaigning until the drug is available on the NHS for all men who need it throughout the UK.

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Dear Sir,

March is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.  In a few weeks time NICE will meet to discuss the responses to their draft decision not to recommend abiraterone, a life extending drug for men with incurable prostate cancer.

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Jeremy Laurance raises an important issue about the balance of providing the best quality of care for all patients with value for money for the NHS [Why spare the drug companies? Friday 3 February].  However, we strongly dispute the claim that health charities like ours are helping to bankrupt the NHS by calling for patients to be given access to the treatments they need.

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