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UK agency may recommend Sutent for some stromal tumours

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The National Institute for health and Clinical Excellence is preparing to recommend Pfizer's Sutent (sunitinib malate) as a treatment option for people with unresectable and/or metastatic malignant gastrointestinal stromal tumours if treatment with imatinib (Novartis's Glivec) has failed because of resistance or intolerance and if they have an Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status of 0 or 1.

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