Cancer patients receive funding

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MORE than 1,600 cancer patients across the region have been treated in the last two years thanks to extra Government funding for drugs, new figures show.

Additional funding provided by the Government has helped almost 18,500 people nationally since October 2010 - 1,623 of them in Yorkshire and the Humber.

Care Services Minister Paul Burstow said: “Cancer patients, no matter where they live, should have access to the drugs their doctors recommend, which is why we introduced the Cancer Drugs Fund.

“The Cancer Drugs Fund is making a difference to the lives of thousands of people.”