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NICE approves Rituximab to treat patients with advanced follicular lymphoma

Henry Winter
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08 Dec 2011

Ken Campbell, Clinical Information Officer at Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research, says: "Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research welcomes the decision by NICE to approve the use of Rituximab for previously untreated patients with advanced follicular lymphoma.

“When combined with chemotherapy, Rituximab has been shown to be more effective than chemotherapy alone when treating this type of lymphoma. This news means doctors will have more options and patients will receive the best treatment possible.

“Follicular lymphoma is currently incurable but new drugs such as Rituximab mean that patients are staying in remission longer and surviving for many years after diagnosis.”