NICE Refuses Funding For Advanced Breast Cancer

News — By on March 6, 2009 at 6:00 am

NICE issued its final appraisal determination advising against NHS funding for Tyverb® (lapatinib), a treatment for an aggressive form of advanced breast cancer (ErbB2-positive).1 Lapatinib (in combination with Xeloda® [capecitebine]) offers a new treatment option for women whose disease has returned despite treatment with standard chemotherapies and Herceptin® (trastuzumab).

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