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May 21, 2007
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Guidance comparisons

Guidance comparisons

Guidance comparisons
CMS's proposed National Coverage Decision for ESAs to treat anemia in cancer patients is more restrictive than practice guidelines from the American Society of Hematology (ASH)/Amercian Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) and the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN). Critical differences include initial hemoglobin (Hb) level, treatment duration, and off-label uses. In the U.K., the guidance is even narrower. In a final appraisal issued in March 2006, the National Institute...

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