Abiraterone for Treating Metastatic Hormone-Relapsed Prostate Cancer before Chemotherapy is Indicated (TA387)

Technology Appraisal Guidance No. 387

Source: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

1. Guidance

1.1 Abiraterone in combination with prednisone or prednisolone is recommended, within its marketing authorisation, as an option for treating metastatic hormone-relapsed prostate cancer:

  • in people who have no or mild symptoms after androgen deprivation therapy has failed, and before chemotherapy is indicated
  • only when the company rebates the drug cost of abiraterone from the 11th month until the end of treatment for people who remain on treatment for more than 10 months.


The guidance shown above constitutes Section 1 of the full document. A copy of the full document and a summary of the evidence is available on the Internet at www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ta387

This guidance represents the view of the Institute which was arrived at after careful consideration of the available evidence. Health professionals are expected to fully take it into account when exercising their clinical judgement. This guidance does not, however, override the individual responsibility of health professionals to make appropriate decisions in the circumstances of the individual patient, in consultation with the patient and/or guardian or carer.

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Enquiries concerning the guidance should be addressed to: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, MidCity Place, 71 High Holborn, London WC1V 6NA. email: nice@nice.org.uk

Abiraterone for treating metastatic hormone-relapsed prostate cancer before chemotherapy is indicated

Issue Date: April 2016

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