Description of Medical ServiceThis application seeks to extend availability of a test already funded on the MBS for use of gefitinib for first-line treatment in patients with locally advanced or metastatic NSCLC.
Description of Medical ConditionThere are three histological defined subgroups of NSCLC: (i) adenocarcinoma – often found in an outer area of the lung; (ii) squamous cell carcinoma – usually found in the centre of the lung by an air tube (bronchus); and (iii) large cell carcinoma – may occur in any part of the lung which tends to grow and spread faster than the other two types.
Regardless of the subgroup, NSCLC arises as a consequence of either acquired (somatic) and/or inherited (germ-line) mutations.
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Previous Application NumberNot Applicable
PICO ConfirmationFinal Decision Analytic Protocol (DAP) (PDF 394 KB)
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Assessment ReportPublic Summary Document - November 2012 (PDF 927 KB)
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Public Summary Document - August 2013 (PDF 129 KB)
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Meetings for this Application
PASC7 July 2011
14 - 15 September 2011
ESC11 - 12 October 2012
MSAC29 - 30 November 2012
1 August 2013