Kidney cancer patients denied life-extending drug as NHS watchdog declares it "not cost effective"

Kidney cancer patients denied life-extending drug as NHS watchdog declares it 'not cost effective' NICE says that the NHS should not provide axitinibThe drug can extend the lives of people with advanced kidney cancer but has been deemed not 'cost effective'It works by cutting off the blood supply to the tumour By Jenny Hope Medical Correspondent PUBLISHED: 12:23 GMT, 28 March 2013 | UPDATED: 17:06 GMT, 28 March 2013 Thousands of people with kidney cancer that has spread are to be denied a new pill that could prolong their lives, claim doctors.