NHS organisations should take into account the reasons why the manufacturer did not make an evidence submission when considering whether or not to recommend local use of decitabine for the treatment of acute myeloid leukaemia. If, after doing this, organisations still wish to consider decitabine for the treatment of acute myeloid leukaemia, they should follow the advice set out in Good practice guidance on managing the introduction of new healthcare interventions and links to NICE technology appraisal guidance, which outlines the approach that should be adopted in circumstances in which NICE guidance is unavailable.
NICE will review the position at any point if the manufacturer indicates that it wishes to make a full submission.
Related NICE guidance
For information about NICE guidance that has been issued or is in development, see the NICE website.
Azacitidine for the treatment of myelodysplastic syndrome, chronic myelomonocytic leukaemia and acute myeloid leukaemia. NICE technology appraisal guidance 218 (2011).
Improving outcomes in haematological cancers. NICE cancer service guidance (2003).