A spokesman for the PLANETS charity that funded the research cautioned: “[D]espite being incorporated into the available options by the National In
A spokesman for the PLANETS charity that funded the research cautioned: “[D]espite being incorporated into the available options by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) last year, there is not currently an NHS-commissioned service.”
Meanwhile Dr Stedman, co-founder of PLANETS added: “When we first trialled this treatment on two patients in 2012 I said that the development would be a landmark moment in cancer care and it really has proved to be, given these results.
“This treatment allows us to cut off an organ from the body for 60 minutes, soak it in a high dose of drug and then filter the blood almost completely clean before returning I, and it’s arrival was much needed.
“The outlook for patients specifically suffering from cancer which has spread to the liver has been poor.”