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Pioneering cancer gene therapy by Novartis backed by U.S. panel

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https://mg.mail.yahoo.com/neo/b/message?sMid=6&fid=Inbox&fidx=1&sort=date&order=down&startMid=0&filterBy=&ac=XA7HyRI92cua4BbRgJZ2WmsWI34-&.rand=1950622592&midIndex=6&mid=AHQaDUwATUYOWWaHEgp7mCplGUg&fromId=&blockimages=0

This news was also reported in the NYT. It is big news, and signals the start of a new wave of targeted gene therapy cures for devastating diseases.

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$500,000 in the USA means that in Japan, under the National Health Insurance system, this will cost how much?

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Advanced medical treatments may not be covered by insurance, but 70% to 100% of the cost are covered by insurance. Excessive cost over several hundred dollars per month depending on the income will be refunded additionally.

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