Comment on Cancer Drugs Fund

Posted on 13 January 2015

Professor Karl Claxton comments on the £280m Cancer Drugs Fund

Staff Photo for Karl Claxton

“Last year the Cancer Drugs Fund spent £280m on medicines,” said health economist Professor Karl Claxton, of York University. “That money did some good but it would have done a lot more if it had been spent elsewhere in the National Health Service.” Guardian Article 
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Expert reaction to review of drugs paid for by the Cancer Drugs Fund on the Science Media Centre 
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The UK's Cancer Drugs Fund does more harm than good - Article in NewScientist by Karl Claxton.
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Karl has been interviewed about the Cancer Drugs Fund on BBC News at 10 (12/01/15), Radio 5 Live ( 4,564kb download) and the Jeremy Vine show BBC2 ( 8,126kb download)(13/01/15). 
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A further 15 regional and local radio interviews were given by Karl about the cancer drugs fund.
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The Economist refers to York work