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Medical Innovation Bill: Lord Saatchi on cancer treatment

16 January 2013 Last updated at 14:44 GMT

Lord Saatchi - best known as an advertising guru - is introducing a bill aiming to help find a cure for cancer 18 months after he lost his wife to a rare form of the disease.

The peer claimed the current treatment was "medieval, degrading and ineffective" and the law was a barrier to a cure.

His Medical Innovation Bill aims to prevent doctors from being held liable for clinical negligence if they innovate during cancer treatment.

Studio debate: Lord Saatchi with Douglas Alexander and Dan Poulter


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