Suggested remit: To appraise the clinical and cost effectiveness of oral azacitidine within its marketing authorisation as maintenance treatment for adults with acute myeloid leukaemia after induction therapy.
Status In progress
Process STA 2018
ID number 3892

Provisional Schedule

Committee meeting: 1 01 June 2022
Expected publication 10 August 2022

Project Team

Project lead Louise Jafferally

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Companies sponsors Celgene, a BMS company (oral azacitidine)
Others Department of Health and Social Care
  NHS England
  NHS Liverpool CCG
  NHS North Manchester CCG
  Welsh Government
Patient carer groups African Caribbean Leukaemia Trust
  Anthony Nolan
  Black Health Agency for Equality
  Blood Cancer UK
  Cancer Black Care
  Cancer Equality
  Helen Rollason Cancer Charity
  Independent Cancer Patients Voice
  Leukaemia Cancer Society
  Leukaemia Care
  Macmillan Cancer Support
  Maggie’s Centres
  Marie Curie
  South Asian Health Foundation
  Specialised Healthcare Alliance
  Tenovus Cancer Care
Professional groups Association of Cancer Physicians
  British Blood Transfusion Society
  British Committee for Standards in Haematology
  British Geriatrics Society
  British Institute of Radiology
  British Psychosocial Oncology Society
  British Society for Haematology
  British Society of Interventional Radiology
  Cancer Research UK
  Health Lumen
  Royal College of General Practitioners
  Royal College of Nursing
  Royal College of Pathologists
  Royal College of Physicians
  Royal College of Radiologists
  Royal Pharmaceutical Society
  Royal Society of Medicine
  Society and College of Radiographers
  UK Clinical Pharmacy Association
  UK Oncology Nursing Society


Associated public health groups Public Health Wales
  UK Health Security Agency
Comparator companies Accord Healthcare (azacitidine, cytarabine)
  Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceuticals (azacitidine)
  Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories (azacitidine)
  Hospira (cytarabine)
  Mylan (azacitidine)
  Novartis (midostaurin)
  Pfizer (cytarabine)
  Sandoz (azacitidine)
  Seacross Pharmaceuticals (azacitidine)
  Tillomed Laboratories (azacitidine)
  Zentiva (azacitidine)
General commentators All Wales Therapeutics and Toxicology Centre
  Allied Health Professionals Federation
  Board of Community Health Councils in Wales
  British National Formulary
  Care Quality Commission
  Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety for Northern Ireland
  Healthcare Improvement Scotland
  Hospital Information Services – Jehovah’s Witnesses
  Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency
  National Association of Primary Care
  National Pharmacy Association
  NHS Alliance
  NHS Blood and Transplant
  NHS Confederation
  Scottish Medicines Consortium
  Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee
Relevant research groups Cochrane Haematological Malignancies Group
  Genomics England
  Institute of Cancer Research
  Leukaemia Busters
  Leukaemia UK
  MRC Clinical Trials Unit
  National Cancer Research Institute
  National Cancer Research Network
  National Institute for Health Research


Key events during the development of the guidance:

Date Update
21 September 2021 Invitation to participate
21 September 2021 In progress. Invitation to Participate issued
05 July 2021 - 02 August 2021 Consultation on suggested remit, draft scope and provisional stakeholder list of consultees and commentators

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