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Recenti Prog Med. 2013 Jun;104(6):241-5. doi: 10.1701/1295.14324.

[ProMoFIA_Oncologic: monitoring project of the innovative oncology drugs in Abruzzo].

[Article in Italian]

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  • 1Dipartimento di Farmacologia Clinica ed Epidemiologica, Consorzio Mario Negri Sud, Santa Maria Imbaro. maurizio.belfiglio@abbvie.com

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

The unmet therapeutic needs lead to accelerated registration of new oncology drugs, even with incomplete information of the benefit-risk ratio.

METHODS:

In Italy the Onco-AIFA Register was established to monitor oncology drugs when used according to authorized indications and to assure their appropriate use in clinical practice. In the Abruzzo region, an observational longitudinal study (ProMoFIA_Oncologici) was performed to evaluate in standard clinical practice all patients treated with these new oncology drugs for any indication.

RESULTS:

During the period 2008-2011, 3435 patients were observed: in 62.2% of patients, the use of these drugs was eligible also for the Onco-AIFA Register; in 22.7% it was in-label but not monitored in the Onco-AIFA; in 15.1% the use was off-label.

DISCUSSION:

The study findings showed a widespread use of the new oncology drugs beyond the Onco-AIFA indications, as well as their off-label use.

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