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  1. BRAHMS copeptin assay to rule out myocardial infarction in patients with acute chest pain (MTG4)

    In November 2016, NICE reviewed this guidance and recommended that it should be withdrawn. The guidance was published in June 2011 and recommended that further research was carried out on the technology. There was insufficient evidence on its use in clinical practice to recommend adoption. On reviewing the guidance in 2016, NICE determined that: The comparator in the original guidance, standard serial troponin testing, was changed in 2014 to high sensitivity troponin testing which expert advice indicated is now widespread in the NHS The clinical pathway in the original evaluation has significantly changed and the original scope is no longer valid. These changes mean that the current guidance is no longer valid and NICE would not be able to update it. The guidance has therefore been withdrawn. For a copy of the review decision please contact nice@nice.org.uk.

  2. The MAGEC system for spinal lengthening in children with scoliosis (MTG18)

     April 2020: This guidance has been withdrawn while the MHRA conducts an investigation into the MAGEC system. The MHRA issued a Medical Device Alert MDA/2020/011 for all MAGEC systems. This is in response to the manufacturer’s latest Field Safety Notice and previous field safety notices for problems that may require early removal of devices and lead to inadequate treatment. The MHRA is not recommending prophylactic removal of devices but the supply of all MAGEC systems is suspended in the UK while the MHRA investigation is ongoing. The MHRA has set out the following actions: Do not implant MAGEC rods in the UK until further notice. Identify all patients implanted with a MAGEC System and ensure systems are in place to follow up these patients.

  3. Ibrutinib for previously treated chronic lymphocytic leukaemia and untreated chronic lymphocytic leukaemia with 17p deletion or TP53 mutation (TA429)

    Evidence-based recommendations on ibrutinib (Imbruvica) for treating chronic lymphocytic leukaemia in adults

  4. Dasatinib, nilotinib and imatinib for untreated chronic myeloid leukaemia (TA426)

    Evidence-based recommendations on dasatinib (Sprycel), nilotinib (Tasigna) and imatinib (Glivec) for untreated chronic myeloid leukaemia in adults

  5. Dasatinib, nilotinib and high-dose imatinib for treating imatinib-resistant or intolerant chronic myeloid leukaemia (TA425)

    Evidence-based recommendations on dasatinib, nilotinib and high-dose imatinib for treating imatinib-resistant/intolerant chronic myeloid leukaemia in adults

  6. Pertuzumab for the neoadjuvant treatment of HER2-positive breast cancer (TA424)

    Evidence-based recommendations on pertuzumab (Perjeta) for treating HER2-positive breast cancer that is locally advanced, inflammatory, or early-stage with a

  7. Eribulin for treating locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer after 2 or more chemotherapy regimens (TA423)

    Evidence-based recommendations on eribulin (Halaven) for treating locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer after 2 or more types of chemotherapy

  8. Crizotinib for previously treated anaplastic lymphoma kinase-positive advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (TA422)

    Evidence-based recommendations on crizotinib (Xalkori) for previously treated anaplastic lymphoma kinase-positive advanced non-small-cell lung cancer in adults

  9. Everolimus with exemestane for treating advanced breast cancer after endocrine therapy (TA421)

    Evidence-based recommendations on everolimus (Afinitor) for treating advanced breast cancer in adults after endocrine therapy

  10. Ticagrelor for preventing atherothrombotic events after myocardial infarction (TA420)

    Evidence-based recommendations on ticagrelor (Brilique) for preventing atherothrombotic events such as heart attacks or stroke after myocardial infarction (MI)

  11. Certolizumab pegol for treating rheumatoid arthritis after inadequate response to a TNF-alpha inhibitor (TA415)

    Evidence-based recommendations on certolizumab pegol (Cimzia) for treating severe active rheumatoid arthritis in adults who have had a tumour necrosis factor

  12. Cobimetinib in combination with vemurafenib for treating unresectable or metastatic BRAF V600 mutation-positive melanoma (TA414)

    Evidence-based recommendations on cobimetinib (Cotellic) with vemurafenib (Zelboraf) for unresectable or metastatic melanoma in adults with a BRAF V600

  13. Radium-223 dichloride for treating hormone-relapsed prostate cancer with bone metastases (TA412)

    Evidence-based recommendations on radium-223 dichloride (Xofigo) for treating hormone-relapsed prostate cancer with bone metastases

  14. Necitumumab for untreated advanced or metastatic squamous non-small-cell lung cancer (TA411)

    Evidence-based recommendations on necitumumab (Portrazza) for untreated advanced or metastatic squamous non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in adults

  15. Aflibercept for treating visual impairment caused by macular oedema after branch retinal vein occlusion (TA409)

    Evidence-based recommendations on aflibercept (Eylea) for treating visual impairment caused by macular oedema after branch retinal vein occlusion

  16. Secukinumab for active ankylosing spondylitis after treatment with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or TNF-alpha inhibitors (TA407)

    Evidence-based recommendations on secukinumab (Cosentyx) for ankylosing spondylitis (spondyloartritis) that has not responded well enough to conventional

  17. Crizotinib for untreated anaplastic lymphoma kinase-positive advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (TA406)

    Evidence-based recommendations on crizotinib (Xalkori) for untreated anaplastic lymphoma kinase-positive advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in adults

  18. Degarelix for treating advanced hormone-dependent prostate cancer (TA404)

    Evidence-based recommendations on degarelix (Firmagon) for advanced hormone-dependent prostate cancer in adults with spinal metastases

  19. Ramucirumab for previously treated locally advanced or metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer (TA403)

    Evidence-based recommendations on ramucirumab (Cyramza) for treating previously treated locally advanced or metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer

  20. Nivolumab for treating relapsed or refractory classical Hodgkin lymphoma (TA462)

    Evidence-based recommendations on nivolumab (Opdivo) for treating relapsed or refractory classical Hodgkin lymphoma in adults

  21. Roflumilast for treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (TA461)

    Evidence-based recommendations on roflumilast (Daxas) for treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in adults with chronic bronchitis

  22. Ustekinumab for moderately to severely active Crohn's disease after previous treatment (TA456)

    Evidence-based recommendations on ustekinumab (Stelara) for previously treated moderately to severely active Crohn’s disease in adults

  23. Adalimumab, etanercept and ustekinumab for treating plaque psoriasis in children and young people (TA455)

    Evidence-based recommendations on adalimumab (Humira), etanercept (Enbrel) and ustekinumab (Stelara) for treating plaque psoriasis in children and young people