METUPUK are disappointed by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) decision to not recommend talazoparib (Talzenna ®, Pfizer Ltd.) for treating HER2-negative, locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer with
METUPUK historically maintained their own in-house clinical trial database for metastatic trials in the UK as there was no one source that contained them all. It used the key sites used across the UK; Cancer Research UK, Be Part of Research, ISRCTN and ClinicalTrials.gov.
Leaping forward to 2022, surely by now one of them must be THE accurate, easily searchable source of breast cancer trials? If not, how do our oncologists quickly and accurately find the best trials for their metastatic patients?
And where do patients start when looking for a metastatic trial themselves?
METUPUK are delighted by the Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) acceptance of Enhertu (trastuzumab deruxtecan) for routine use on the NHS. The Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) has accepted: Trastuzumab deruxtecan (Enhertu)
Hi. My name is Gita and I have been a Therapeutic Radiographer for nearly 30 years. I’d like to share my professional and personal experiences of treating both primary and secondary breast cancer.
METUPUK are delighted for the approval of Trastuzumab deruxtecan (Enhertu) for treating HER2-positive unresectable or metastatic breast cancer in adults who have received one or more prior anti-HER2 based therapies approved for use through the Cancer Drugs Fund in NHS in England.
METUPUK welcomes the approval of Piqray (alpelisib) plus fulvestrant for the treatment of hormone receptor-positive, HER2-negative, PIK3CA- mutated advanced breast cancer.
Piqray is an exciting new cancer medicine because it is the first targeted treatment option for advanced breast cancer that has a PIK3CA mutation.
METUPUK are delighted that NICE has accepted Trodelvy (sacituzumab govitecan) for routine use on the NHS in England for the treatment of patients with unresectable locally advanced or metastatic triple-negative breast cancer who have received two or more prior lines of systemic therapies. This follows on from the decision to approve Trodelvy in NHS Scotland in March 2022. Wales and Northern Ireland normally follow decisions by NHS England and we hope that Trodelvy will be made available to every patient who is eligible without delay.
When I first started volunteering with METUPUK, I wasn’t really sure what I would do. For a few months, I sat on the sides to get a feel for the organisation. I shared METUPUK links on social media, but I don’t have much of a social media presence, and Instagram is a bit of a mystery to me. I’ve never figured out how to do makeup, plus my hair is a non-event after chemo. I thought I wanted to help with drug access or access to clinical trials, but I was flexible and wanted to see what was needed.
At METUPUK, we dream of the day when metastatic breast cancer (MBC) is downgraded from an incurable to a chronic illness. The only way this will be possible is through new scientific research. We urgently need more research into this deadly disease.
We need more clinical research into MBC, including clinical trials. These are crucial for determining which are the most effective treatment options and for bringing new drug treatments to patients.
METUPUK welcomes the Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) acceptance of Trodelvy® (sacituzumab govitecan) for use within NHSScotland.
Trodelvy is an innovative drug which has been accepted for the treatment metastatic triple-negative breast cancer (mTNBC) within NHSScotland. Metastatic triple-negative breast cancer is a challenging disease to treat, and an even more devastating disease to live with.