UK – NICE recommends routine funding for Novartis’ Kisqali

The UK’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has recommended routine access to Novartis’ Kisqali in certain advanced breast cancer patients.

NICE’s draft guidance recommends Kisqali (ribociclib) in combination with fulvestrant for the treatment of locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer that is hormone receptor-positive and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-negative.

It will be routinely available on the NHS for adults who have had previous endocrine therapy and where exemestane plus everolimus is the most appropriate alternative treatment.

Kisqali is taken as a once-daily pill and belongs to a class of drugs known as cyclin-dependent kinase 4 and 6 (CDK4/6) inhibitors…