Outdated System Preventing Breast Cancer Patients Getting Access To Early Treatment In England, Says Roche
Roche Pharma AG has been scorned once again by the England's health technology appraisal body NICE – with the pricing group this time rejecting the big pharma's breast cancer treatment Perjeta (pertuzumab) for regular use on the NHS as a neoadjuvant therapy.
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The UK's HTA NICE says it is now backing Roche's Perjeta (pertuzumab) to treat a certain form of breast cancer on the publicly funded NHS after Roche offered a price discount.
Roche said it anticipates further approvals this year for its targeted breast cancer drug Perjeta (pertuzumab), having secured EU approval for the product to be used in patients with previously untreated HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer (mBC).
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