Technology Appraisal Guidance No. 192
Source: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
1.1 Gefitinib is recommended as an option for the first-line treatment of people with locally advanced or metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) if:
- they test positive for the epidermal growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase (EGFR-TK) mutation and
- the manufacturer provides gefitinib at the fixed price agreed under the patient access scheme.
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Gefitinib for the First-Line Treatment of Locally Advanced or Metastatic Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer
Issue Date: July 2010
Review Date: April 2013