Adjuvant pembrolizumab gets positive opinion from the European CHMP

We have just learnt that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP), the scientific committee of the European Medicines Agency (EMA), is recommending approval of pembrolizumab for the adjuvant treatment of people with intermediate to high risk renal cell carcinoma (RCC) following nephrectomy. The CHMP positive opinion will now be reviewed by the […]

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NHS England unveils new Innovative Medicines Fund

NHS England has launched its new Innovative Medicines Fund (IMF). This fund is for the early access to ‘potentially life-saving’ new treatments, and builds upon the current Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF). The IMF will be used to fast-track promising new drugs to patients with any condition, including those with rare and genetic diseases, who need […]

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Pembrolizumab plus axitinib combination declined for first-line treatment of advanced kidney cancer

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) have issued a final decision not to recommend the pembrolizumab plus axitinib combination as a first-line treatment for advanced kidney cancer, despite it’s proven effectiveness at prolonging the life of kidney cancer patients. In their Final Appraisal Document (FAD) released today, NICE stated that there was uncertainty about the long-term benefits of the pembrolizumab plus axitinib […]

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Funding approved for avelumab in combination with axitinib for untreated advanced kidney cancer

KCSN are formal consultants to NICE and part of the process that appraises all new kidney cancer drugs. We are delighted to tell you that, as from today, kidney cancer patients can get NHS funding via the Cancer Drugs Fund for avelumab in combination with axitinib as a first-line treatment for patients with untreated advanced […]

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COVID-19: Doctors given new guidelines for treating patients in critical care

Amid concerns that the NHS will be overwhelmed by the demand for intensive care beds and ventilators during the coronavirus outbreak, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) have published guidelines to help doctors and nurses prioritise patients during the pandemic. The three new NICE guidelines cover patients needing critical care, kidney dialysis […]

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NICE draft guidance refuses pembrolizumab plus axitinib combination

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) have issued an interim decision not to recommend the pembrolizumab plus axitinib combination as a first-line treatment for advanced kidney cancer, despite it’s proven effectiveness at prolonging the life of kidney cancer patients. In their Appraisal Consultation Document (ACD) released this week, NICE stated that there was uncertainty about the long-term […]

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Research supports better integration of patient voice in health technology assessments

A report from Myeloma UK and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) outlines the findings from a study looking at how patient preferences could be more formally incorporated in health technology assessments (HTA). Feedback from a patient and family workshop demonstrated how myeloma impacts the lives of patients in different ways and […]

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NICE exploring ways to use real world data

The National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is planning to extend its use of real world data to help inform its independent committees who produce its guidance. NICE already makes use of a wide range of published scientific evidence for its guidance for the NHS on health technologies for a range of medical […]

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First immunotherapy combination of ipilimumab plus nivolumab available to patients in England

We are very pleased to learn that the ipilimumab plus nivolumab combination has been endorsed for use by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) for poor- and intermediate-risk advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC). The treatment will be made immediately available to patients in England via the Cancer Drugs Fund. The availability of […]

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New cancer drug payment system could speed up access to treatments

Cancer Research UK and the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership has produced a report suggesting a new system for reimbursement of cancer drugs by the NHS. The report suggests that paying for cancer drugs based on how well they work in practice could help patients get new treatments faster. This new flexible system, […]

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