The Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) have decided against funding the metastatic breast cancer drug alpelisib (Piqray).
A new campaign in Wales, by MetUpUK member Tassia Haines, aims to draw attention to the fact that Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC) patients feel that they are being failed by the Welsh Government.
METUPUK welcome the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) decision to accept Tucatinib with trastuzumab and capecitabine for treating HER2-positive unresectable locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer after 2 or more anti-HER2 therapies for routine commissioning use in NHS in England and Wales.
The Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) has approved today:
Trastuzumab deruxtecan (Enhertu) for treating HER2-positive unresectable or metastatic breast cancer in adults who have received two or more prior anti-HER2 based therapies for routine use on the NHS in Scotland.
Tucatinib (Tukysa) with trastuzumab and capecitabine for treating HER2-positive unresectable locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer after two or more anti-HER2 therapies for routine use on the NHS in Scotland.
It was shocking to hear the Prime Minister dismiss the importance of cancer outcomes in such an offhand way in a TV interview this week. But at the same time, it was sadly not surprising to many of us at Met-Up UK.
Following on from our #TrodelvyNow post last month, MetUpUk Member Phillippa has appeared in the Daily Mail, alongside other women for who this drug could mean, literally the difference between life and death.
We started our campaign in Metastatic May with some information about treatment lines and it really caused a bit of a stir, especially on Instagram.
Why? Because people don’t want to think that this disease is going to kill us. We have to remain positive. We have to see the chink of light and I agree we all have to have hope. That was my introduction. We need hope.
On March 22nd In Wales, the 20 page cancer delivery plan (CDP) had been replaced by a vague 3 quality statement. (QS)
The WHO recommends every nation should have a CDP and just like that Wales became the only nation in the UK without one.
Check out just before 14:45 in the debate: Have a listen @METUPUKorg was mentioned with our campaign #BusyLivingWithMets thank you @Debbie_abrahams shame you couldn’t make the meeting but interested in