Cancer drugs campaigner, Clive Stone, passed away aged 67 this week.
Clive was a champion of patients’ rights and played a key role in setting up the NHS Cancer Drugs Fund. The drugs fund – launched in 2010 – has enabled some 80,000 patients to access treatments not otherwise available through the NHS.
“Ali Stunt, founder and chief executive of Pancreatic Cancer Action, said: “Clive was not only an inspiration in the way he battled two types of cancer, but he was someone who showed the world that with passion and determination, an individual can make change.
“Without his work to bring about the Cancer Drugs Fund, tens of thousands of cancer patients in England, including some pancreatic cancer patients, would not have been able to access potentially life-saving drugs on the NHS.
“This will undoubtedly have saved lives. And, while we are very saddened to hear of Clive’s passing, we know his legacy will remain.
“We offer our heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.”
Read more on the Oxford Mail here: http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/14535859.David_Cameron_leads_tributes_to_inspirational_medical_campaigner_Clive_Stone/