New health economic data published in the European Journal of Hospital Pharmacy outline the cost benefits of the non-steroidal anti-androgen bicalutamide 150mg for the treatment of locally advanced prostate cancer. By delaying disease progression in patients with locally advanced prostate cancer, bicalutamide 150mg reduces the additional healthcare costs associated with treating advanced disease.
The paper by Dr Heather Payne, Middlesex Hospital UCL, London states that bicalutamide 150mg impacts less on healthcare budgets compared to other types of cancer treatments.1* An analysis of the cost-effectiveness of bicalutamide 150mg based on the first analysis of the Early Prostate Cancer (EPC) Trial, shows that its estimated cost-effectiveness per quality-adjusted life year (£10,067) falls well below the commonly used threshold for cost-effectiveness (£29,212) and compares well with the cost-utilities of other approaches used in oncology.2,3
The cost of bicalutamide 150mg (administered for three years) plus radical prostatectomy or radiotherapy for locally advanced prostate cancer is also significantly lower compared to the cost of other oncology treatments.2,3
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