Treatment: Major boost in breast cancer battle

06 Jan 2020 - Treatment

A life-changing new medicine will now be cheaper for Australian women battling advanced breast cancer. The important new treatment, Verzenio, has been listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme from January 1 this year to significantly reduce the cost for patients, who would otherwise have to pay up to $55,000 a year. Sydney oncologist Dr Fran Boyle said the drug could double the life expectancy for those with metastatic cancer.

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