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Patient takes her fight for trastuzumab to the High Court

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 09 February 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:320
  1. Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
  1. BMJ

    A 53 year old woman with early stage breast cancer this week became the first patient to go to court in Britain to try to force the NHS to pay for her treatment with the humanised monoclonal antibody trastuzumab (Herceptin).

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    Ann Marie Rogers is claiming violation of her human rights

    Credit: SWNS

    Ann Marie Rogers, of Swindon, Wiltshire, claims that Swindon Primary Care Trust is breaching her human rights in refusing to fund the treatment, which would cost £21 …

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