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Mesothelioma - pemetrexed disodium NICE TAG TA135

1.1 Pemetrexed is recommended as a treatment option for malignant pleural mesothelioma only in people who have a World Health Organization (WHO) performance status of 0 or 1, who are considered to have advanced disease and for whom surgical resection is considered inappropriate.

1.2 Patients currently receiving pemetrexed who do not fall into the patient population defined in section 1.1 should have the option to continue therapy until they and their clinicians consider it appropriate to stop.


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