Evidence, economics, and emotions: the case for temozolomide

Hamilton, D.

New Zealand Medical Journal 118(1227): U1774

2005


ISSN/ISBN: 1175-8716
PMID: 16372024
Document Number: 8934
Temozolomide, given as part of first line therapy in the treatment of grade IV astrocytoma, has been shown to improve survival in the short term. The financial cost of the treatment is considerable in New Zealand. This drug provides a good example in the field of oncology of a modern expensive pharmaceutical being a clear improvement over its cheaper predecessors, but it raises the question of what price should be paid to prolong survival in an incurable illness?

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Evidence, economics, and emotions: the case for temozolomide