Otley suffered from metastatic colorectal cancer and sought funding for Avastin treatment.
Mitting J held that the PCT erred in finding O unexceptional:
- The treatment is relatively cost-effective;
- The patient is responding well;
- No side-effects
Mitting J also criticised the PCT in not taking into account the long term (positive) implications of the treatment on O, hinting that prognosis is an important factor in deciding exceptionality.