Will there soon be a cure for everything? - The Independent
"A raft of new drugs are awaiting approval or in the final stages of development that could transform cancer care. Professor Karol Sikora of Imperial College, London, says the proportion of patients with cancer who die of the disease could fall from its present level of two thirds to a quarter during the next 20 years.
But as medicine leaps forward, the NHS will struggle to keep up. The drugs in the pipeline will not be cheap. Herceptin costs more than £20,000 a year and patients have gone to court to force Primary Care Trusts to pay for it.
The next generation of cancer drugs may cost even more - up to £100,000 a year. If they can be convincingly shown to extend life or improve its quality, they will generate demand, even if the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (Nice) deems them too expensive for the NHS.
Obesity, smoking, loss of sexual desire and Alzheimer's disease are all targeted by new drugs already licensed, or are about to be, which will find a ready market."
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