Lung Cancer: Drugs

Department of Health written question – answered on 16th June 2015.

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Photo of Lord Taylor of Warwick Lord Taylor of Warwick Non-affiliated

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to improve lung cancer therapy available on the NHS in the light of the recent trial of Nivolumab.

Photo of Lord Prior of Brampton Lord Prior of Brampton The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health

Nivolumab for previously treated locally advanced or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer was referred to the National Institute for Care Excellence (NICE) in March 2015. The development of the appraisal is expected to start shortly, and NICE is anticipating final guidance to be issued in May 2016.

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