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Green light for cancer wonder drug.

Byline: VIVIENNE AITKEN

A REVOLUTIONARY ovarian cancer treatment has been made available on the NHS in Scotland.

The Scottish Medicines Consortium yesterday approved niraparib, which stops cancer cells from repairing themselves, effectively crippling them.

Annwen Jones, of Target Ovarian Cancer, said: "This announcement is a game-changer in ovarian cancer and shows that Scotland is leading the way in access to new ovarian cancer drugs.

"With niraparib, we're taking the fight to ovarian cancer.

"We know that with the right investment in new treatments, more women can and will survive this disease. Today is a critical first step in making that a reality."

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Date:Aug 14, 2018
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