1 Recommendations

1.1 Pegaspargase, as part of antineoplastic combination therapy, is recommended as an option for treating acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in children, young people and adults only when they have untreated newly diagnosed disease.

1.2 This guidance is not intended to affect the position of patients whose treatment with pegaspargase was started within the NHS before this guidance was published. Treatment of those patients may continue without change to whatever funding arrangements were in place for them before this guidance was published until they and their NHS clinician consider it appropriate to stop. For children and young people, this decision should be made jointly by the clinician and the child or young person, or the child or young person's parents or carers.

  • National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)