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Clovis Oncology's Rubraca now available via the Cancer Drugs Fund for ovarian, peritoneal, fallopian tube cancer

NICE has announced it has made an about-face on its earlier ruling for Clovis Oncology’s Rubraca (rucaparib), revealing that the drug will now be made available immediately via the Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF) for women in England with relapsed ovarian, fallopian tube or peritoneal cancer, that has responded to platinum-based chemotherapy.

The UK watchdog originally turned down the therapy due to concerns over the certainty of the data submitted, as well as over cost-effectiveness, based on the price put forward by Clovis.

NICE recommends AstraZeneca’s Lynparza after price reduction

Lynparza
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NICE has recommended AstraZeneca’s Lynparza for maintenance treatment of relapsed ovarian, fallopian tube and peritoneal cancer.

In draft guidance the UK healthcare watchdog recommends Lynparza (olaparib) for cancers in people who have tested positive for the BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations, whose disease has responded to platinum-based chemotherapy. 

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