17 Oct 2022

Cancer sufferer wins promise from ACC

From Morning Report, 7:16 am on 17 October 2022

A 70 year old woman in remission from incurable cancer has won a promise from ACC that she won't have to battle for treatment when the disease inevitably comes back.

Leonie Metcalfe has pre-approval for immunotherapy drug Keytruda should chemotherapy prove too harsh or ineffective.

It's a decision her lawyer hopes will apply to other people too, although ACC says it will continue to assess people on a case-by-case basis.

Jimmy Ellingham reports.