Technology Appraisal Guidance No. 227
Source: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
1.1 Erlotinib monotherapy is not recommended for maintenance treatment in people with locally advanced or metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer who have stable disease after platinum-based first-line chemotherapy.
1.2 People currently receiving erlotinib monotherapy for maintenance treatment of locally advanced or metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer who have stable disease after platinum-based first-line chemotherapy should have the option to continue treatment until they and their clinician consider it appropriate to stop.
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Erlotinib Monotherapy for Maintenance Treatment of Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer
Issue Date: June 2011