The Department of Health has asked the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) to produce guidance on using topotecan, pegylated liposomal doxorubicin hydrochloride, paclitaxel, trabectedin and gemcitabine in the NHS in England and Wales. The Appraisal Committee has considered the evidence submitted and the views of non-manufacturer consultees and commentators, and clinical specialists and patient experts.
The main recommendations made are Paclitaxel and Pegylated Liposomal Doxorubicin (Caelyx) are recommended. Gemcitabine in combination with Carboplatin, Trabectedin and Topotecan are not recommended.
This document is not NICE's final guidance on these technologies. The recommendations may change after consultation
More information about dates for this appraisal can be found in the full report: Please click on the link below.