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Health economist cautions against new breast cancer drug

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7528.1287-a (Published 01 December 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:1287
  1. Lynn Eaton
  1. London

    Healthcare organisations should not rush into using trastuzumab (Herceptin) for early breast cancer without first examining the implications on budgets of doing so, warns a Belgian health economist.

    Mattias Neyt of Ghent University had carried out an economic analysis of the benefits of the new breast cancer treatment. He also says that doctors should wait until the final results of clinical trials are published so that …

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