U.K.'s NICE recommends Sirtex's microsphere for liver cancer

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The U.K. National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) gave radiation oncology firm Sirtex Medical positive guidance on the use of its selection internal radiation therapy (SIRT) with SIR-Spheres yttrium-90 microspheres for the treatment of adults with unresectable advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).

The NICE recommends SIR-Spheres in England and Wales as a fully funded and reimbursed option for adult patients with HCC if it's used in people with Child-Pugh grade A liver impairment when conventional transarterial therapies are inappropriate.

Also, the company must provide SIR-Spheres according to the commercial arrangement, the NICE said.

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