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New Breast Cancer Medicine To Be Offered In Malta


The Maltese Islands will soon be stocking a new treatment for cancer as the country starts the process to acquire it.



The Ministry of Health has announced that it has launched the process to obtain a new treatment for cancer treatment right after it was certified by the European Medicines Authority (EMA) on October 19.


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The medicine, Pembrolizumab, is used for negative ‘triple’ type breast cancer.



In an official statement, the Ministry of Health said that since 2017, roughly 17 new cancer medicines have been given free of charge in the Government formulary, benefiting over 500 patients annually.