Technology Appraisal Guidance No. 360
Source: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
1.1 Paclitaxel as albumin-bound nanoparticles in combination with gemcitabine is not recommended within its marketing authorisation for adults with previously untreated metastatic adenocarcinoma of the pancreas.
1.2 People whose treatment with paclitaxel as albumin-bound nanoparticles, in combination with gemcitabine, was started within the NHS before this guidance was published should be able to continue treatment until they and their NHS clinician consider it appropriate to stop.
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This guidance represents the view of the Institute which was arrived at after careful consideration of the available evidence. Health professionals are expected to fully take it into account when exercising their clinical judgement. This guidance does not, however, override the individual responsibility of health professionals to make appropriate decisions in the circumstances of the individual patient, in consultation with the patient and/or guardian or carer.
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Paclitaxel as albumin-bound nanoparticles in combination with gemcitabine for previously untreated metastatic pancreatic cancer
Issue Date: October 2015