Technology Appraisal Guidance No. 196
Source: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
NOTE: This guidance has been replaced by NICE technology appraisal guidance 326.
1.1 Imatinib is not recommended for the adjuvant treatment of gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GISTs) after surgery.
1.2 People currently receiving imatinib for the adjuvant treatment of gastrointestinal stromal tumours after surgery should have the option to continue treatment until they and their clinician consider it appropriate to stop.
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Imatinib for the adjuvant treatment of gastrointestinal stromal tumours
Issue Date: August 2010
Review Date: June 2011