Pemetrexed for the treatment of non-small-cell lung cancer

NICE technology appraisals [TA124] Published date:

Pemetrexed has now been recommended for the first-line treatment of non-small-cell lung cancer (see www.nice.org.uk/TA181). Technology appraisal guidance 124 applies to patients who have had prior chemotherapy.

  • Pemetrexed is not recommended for the treatment of locally advanced or metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer.
  • People currently receiving pemetrexed should have the option to continue therapy until they and their clinicians consider it appropriate to stop.

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