Technology Appraisal Guidance No. 116
Source: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
- Gemcitabine in combination with paclitaxel, within its licensed indication, is recommended as an option for the treatment of metastatic breast cancer only when docetaxel monotherapy or docetaxel plus capecitabine are also considered appropriate.
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Gemcitabine for the Treatment of Metastatic Breast Cancer.
Issue Date: January 2007
Review Date: January 2010