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“Nivolumab is a type of immunotherapy that stimulates the body’s immune system to fight cancer cells, and this decision offers another treatment option to patients whose disease has progressed on or after chemotherapy.”The SMC decision follows NICE not recommending the treatment for use in England and Wales in draft guidance issued earlier this year.Dr Derek Grose, consultant clinical oncologist at the Beatson Glasgow, said the SMC decision was a “significant step forward” in how the disease is treated.Professor Mc Kee said some of the most widely used medical isotopes can only be produced in specialised reactors, none of which are in the UK.
So it is fantastic news that nivolumab will be available for some patients in Scotland with this devastating disease.“Around 1,300 patients are diagnosed with head and neck cancer in Scotland every year.
Writing in the (BMJ), he said there was “no excuse” for government ministers’ failure to foresee the problems that leaving Euratom would cause.
“Although it may be possible for the UK to remain within existing arrangements, it will be exceptionally complicated and the UK’s position will inevitably be weakened”, he wrote.
Studies have shown that double the number of patients treated with nivolumab were still alive after one year, compared with those treated with standard chemotherapy.
Head and neck cancer was the sixth most common cancer diagnosis in Scotland in 2015 with 1,283 and was within the top ten cancer related deaths at 452 people.