First-line Avastin with chemo in breast cancer has 'too many uncertainties' for NICE
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NICE, the health technology appraisal institute for England and Wales, has opened a consultation on new, draft guidance which does not recommend bevacizumab (Roche's Avastin), in combination with capecitabine, for the first-line treatment of metastatic breast cancer. The Institute said there were "too many uncertainties" for it to recommend the drug, and it highlighted the paucity of overall survival data.
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