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Final appeal for lung cancer drug

1st May 2007

Following the decision by NICE in June 2006 not to recommend the drug Pemetrexed for the treatment of mesothelioma, a form of lung cancer linked to asbestos, the final appeal will now be heard in June to determine whether the decision will stand.

The NICE appeals process is part of a series of checks and balances to ensure the right decisions were made. NICE agreed to submit the decision to appeal in December when Eli Lilley, the drug's manufacturer, contested the decision.

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