10 Sources of evidence considered by the Committee

10 Sources of evidence considered by the Committee

The diagnostics assessment report was prepared by Peninsula Technology Assessment Group (PenTAG):

  • Huxley N, Jones-Hughes T, Coelho H et al. A systematic review and economic evaluation of intraoperative tests (RD-100i OSNA system and Metasin test) for detecting sentinel lymph node metastases in breast cancer. (2012)

Registered stakeholders

The following organisations accepted the invitation to participate in this assessment as registered stakeholders. They were invited to attend the scoping workshop and to comment on the diagnostics assessment report and the diagnostics consultation document.


  • Sysmex UK


  • Princess Alexandra Hospital Trust

Professional/specialist and patient/carer groups:

  • Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Care

  • Breakthrough Breast Cancer

  • Breast Unit, Royal Surrey County Hospital

  • Breast Cancer Care

  • Department of Health

  • Leeds and Wakefield NHS Trust

  • NCRI Breast Clinical Studies Group

  • NHS Bristol

  • NHS Technology Adoption Centre

  • Peony Breast Care Unit

  • Royal College of Nursing

  • Royal College of Pathologists

  • Royal College of Physicians

  • The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust

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  • National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)