Trabectedin is recommended as a possible treatment for people with advanced soft tissue sarcoma if:

  • treatment with anthracyclines and ifosfamide has failed, or
  • they cannot tolerate anthracyclines and ifosfamide, or
  • anthracyclines and ifosfamide are unsuitable.

The manufacturer of trabectedin has agreed to a 'patient access scheme', which means that when a person needs more than five trabectedin treatments, it provides the sixth and any further trabectedin treatments to the NHS free of charge.

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