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Wife&Mum
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Abraxane in England - any update?

Postby Wife&Mum » Tue Sep 06, 2016 11:14 am

Morning,
A query for PCUK:
Is there any update regarding the CDF's 2015 delisting of Abraxane for patients in England. I believe that NICE is meant to be reviewing this disgraceful situation?

Thanks
W&M

PCUK Nurse Jeni
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Re: Abraxane in England - any update?

Postby PCUK Nurse Jeni » Tue Sep 06, 2016 4:38 pm

Hello W&M,

Thanks for your query.

Pancreatic Cancer UK are aware that this is on the agenda for NICE to be re-appraised however we have not been given a date at this point in time. We will update once we have some confirmation from NICE.

Kind regards,

Jeni.
Jeni Jones
Pancreatic Cancer Specialist Nurse
Support Team
Pancreatic Cancer UK
email: support@pancreaticcancer.org.uk
support line: 0808 801 0707

Wife&Mum
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Re: Abraxane in England - any update?

Postby Wife&Mum » Tue Sep 06, 2016 5:08 pm

Many thanks Jeni, I hope we hear soon and that it's something to celebrate.

I've seen numerous U.S. articles recently that refer to Abraxane (with Gemcitabine) as being/becoming the standard of care. It's so galling that it's only available in England to private patients and those on trials.

Best wishes
W&M