Navigation Links
European Medicines Agency (EMEA) Recommends Herceptin For Early Stage Breast Cancer

The European Medicines Agency (EMEA) has recommended the use of breast cancer drug Herceptin in early stages of the cancer in a record 27 days review//. A license for the drug is to be issued in three months time.

The National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence in the UK will decide now if Herceptin can be recommended in the NHS. The drug, which costs £20,000 a year, is already being fast tracked by NICE. "We will be able to issue national guidance to the NHS on the use of Herceptin within weeks of the drug being licensed for safety by the EMEA," said Andrew Dillon, NICE chief executive.

Herceptin is already licensed for use in advanced breast cancer. But some trials showed that it is useful in early stages as well and the UK has seen a number of women drag NHS trusts to court over refusal to fund the drug. Health Secretary Patricia Hewitt had said last October that NHS bodies must not refuse the drug, if the doctors had recommended it.

But NHS trusts continued to refuse the drug, forcing patients to seek refuge in court. Ann Marie Rogers of Swindon, Wiltshire won a case earlier this month ruling forcing her local primary care trust to fund Herceptin. The news of Herceptin's approval by the EMEA was welcomed by charity Breakthrough Breast Cancer, "Not only does this confirm the drug's importance, it should also help reassure those who may have previously doubted its effectiveness and safety," said Chief executive Jeremy Hughes. "We hope that in light of today's decision, any PCT still wavering about prescribing Herceptin, should now have the confidence to make it available to all for whom it is recommended."


Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Lung Cancer Deaths Declining In Men But Not Women In European Countries
2. Record Growth Of Soya-Based Dairy Alternatives Over The Past Year In European Markets
3. European Countries To Fund $4 Billion For Vaccination For Poor Children’
4. Nanotechnology Revolution To Be Spearheaded By European Union
5. Detection of Weak strains of bird flu virus – Target of European Unio
6. Europe On High Bird Flu Alert: European Commission
7. Slovenia, Bulgaria, Greece Face Bird Flu Threat: European Union
8. Heart Brakes: Hearts in European Union Invite Health Attention
9. European Union: Poultry producers Need Aid to Survive Bird flu crisis
10. 5th European Breast Cancer Conference Talks about Everything from Patient to Oncologist
11. Control And Prevention Of Three Diseases To Be Discussed: European Commission
Post Your Comments:

(Date:6/24/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... Marcy was in a crisis. Her son ... lash out at his family verbally and physically. , “When something upset him, he couldn’t ... would use it. He would throw rocks at my other children and say he was ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... CA (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... is now offering micro-osteoperforation for accelerated orthodontic treatment. Dr. Cheng has extensive experience ... Damon brackets , AcceleDent, and accelerated osteogenic orthodontics. , Micro-osteoperforation is ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... People across the U.S. are sharpening their pencils and honing their writing skills ... patients and their families pay tribute to a genetic counselor by nominating him or ... Counselors (NSGC) Annual Education Conference (AEC) this September. , In April, Genome magazine ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Puradigm® & Innovative ... has initiated cultivation and processing operations at its production facility, and opened its ... Puradigm is the manufacturer of a complete system of proactive air and surface ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... Venture ... Golf Classic Tournament held on June 20th at the Woodmont Country Club at ... Luke’s Wings, an organization dedicated to helping service members that have been wounded in ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 Revolutionary ... Oticon , industry leaders in advanced audiology ... of Oticon Opn ™, the world,s first internet ... possibilities for IoT devices.      (Photo: ... introduces a number of ,world firsts,: , ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... Research and Markets has announced the addition ... States, China, Japan, Brazil, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, ... Surgical Procedure Volumes: Global ... surgical procedure volume data in a geographic context. The ... of growth drivers and inhibitors, including world population growth, ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... -- The National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC) today announced that ... organization as its newest member.  ... and chief scientific officer, Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, will serve ... of Directors. ... in support of our efforts to conduct research ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: