Roche’s Avastin Fails to Win NICE Ovarian Cancer Backing

Dec. 18 (Bloomberg) -- Roche Holding anti-tumor drug Avastin fails to win backing of U.K. health-cost regulator as treatment for advanced ovarian cancer in a draft decision released today.

* National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence

recommends against using drug at dosage for which it’s

currently licensed, the agency says in e-mailed statement * Roche will continue to work with NICE to secure positive

recommendation for Avastin, spokeswoman Silvia Dobry says in

e-mail

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