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KIDNEY CANCER AND SUTENT.

Sutent is used by patients with kidney and gut cancer, conditions which cannot be treated with chemotherapy or radiotherapy.

Kidney cancer charities say it is a proven licensed drug around the world. It was first made available in Britain 18 months ago.

Kidney cancer affects 6,600 UK patients a year, and 1,000 suffer from gastrointestinal stromal tumours, which Sutent also benefits.

As we reported two weeks ago, Coventry and Warwickshire PCTs say it would not be costeffective to routinely prescribe Sutent given the evidence of its benefits, tight budgets and the needs of other patients.

To back the campaign, sign a e-petition on the 10, Downing Street website at http://petitions.pm.gov.uk /kidneycancerRCC/

For more information, go to the Kidney Cancer UK website www.kcuk.org
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Date:Feb 8, 2008
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