Technology Appraisal Guidance No. 378
Source: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
1.1 Ramucirumab alone or with paclitaxel is not recommended within its marketing authorisation for advanced gastric cancer or gastro–oesophageal junction adenocarcinoma previously treated with chemotherapy.
1.2 People whose treatment with ramucirumab was started within the NHS before this guidance was published should be able to continue treatment until they and their 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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Ramucirumab for treating advanced gastric cancer or gastro–oesophageal junction adenocarcinoma previously treated with chemotherapy
Issue Date: January 2016