Technology Appraisal Guidance No. 212
Source: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
- Bevacizumab in combination with oxaliplatin and either fluorouracil plus folinic acid or capecitabine is not recommended for the treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer.
- People currently receiving bevacizumab in combination with oxaliplatin and either fluorouracil plus folinic acid or capecitabine for the treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer should have the option to continue treatment until they and their clinicians consider it appropriate to stop.
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Bevacizumab in Combination with Oxaliplatin and either Fluorouracil plus Folinic Acid or Capecitabine for the Treatment of Metastatic Colorectal Cancer.
Issue Date: December 2010
Review Date: May 2013