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Dec 05, 2011
 |  BC Week In Review  |  Clinical News  |  Regulatory

Vectibix panitumumab regulatory update

The U.K.'s NICE issued a final appraisal determination recommending against 3 second-line therapies for metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC). The products are Erbitux cetuximab from Merck KGaA (Xetra:MRK, Darmstadt, Germany); Avastin bevacizumab from Roche (SIX:ROG; OTCQX:RHHBY, Basel, Switzerland); and Vectibix panitumumab from Amgen. NICE said there were uncertainties in the evidence for the drugs' effectiveness. The decision is in line with a September preliminary appraisal (see BioCentury, Sept. 12).

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