Pertuzumab for the Neoadjuvant Treatment of HER2-Positive Breast Cancer (TA424)

Technology Appraisal Guidance No. 424

Source: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

1. Guidance

1.1 Pertuzumab, in combination with trastuzumab and chemotherapy, is recommended, within its marketing authorisation, as an option for the neoadjuvant treatment of adults with human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-positive breast cancer; that is, in patients with HER2-positive, locally advanced, inflammatory or early-stage breast cancer at high risk of recurrence. It is recommended only if the company provides pertuzumab with the discount agreed in the patient access scheme.

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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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Pertuzumab for the neoadjuvant treatment of HER2-positive breast cancer

Issue Date: December 2016

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