Immunotherapy a groundbreaking new cancer treatment, but prohibitively expensive

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10 September 2019 - Dave Roberts is fighting for his life, and his doctor says there is only one option left to him, an immunotherapy treatment called Kymriah.

"My doctor has stated … that this drug is basically my only hope of survival," he told 7.30.

The treatment is approved for use in Australia but is not yet funded by the Federal Government for people with Mr Roberts's form of cancer, so it would cost him $500,000.

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