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8 Malignant disease and immunosuppression
Further information on specific drugs available locally and the pathways used is available from the East Midlands Cancer Network.  This includes drugs reviewed as part of NICE technology appraisals


The East Midlands has adopted the Palliative Adult Network Guidelines(PANG) as the single guideline across the region to conform with the requirement for a single guideline within a cancer network.  These are freely available to healthcare professionals.
08-03-04-02 Gonadotrphin-releasing hormone antagonists

Bicalutamide
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For prostate cancer

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Degarelix
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Where there is an acute need for immediate testosterone suppression.
Recommended as an option for treating advanced hormone-dependent prostate cancer in patients with spinal metastases in line with NICE TA 404.
Link  NICE TA 404: Degarelix for treating advanced hormone-dependent prostate cancer
Link  Simple Amber List
 

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