National Centre for Pharmacoeconomics

National Centre for

NCPE Ireland

Tisagenlecleucel (Kymriah®) which is licensed for the treatment of adult patients with relapsed or refractory diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) after two or more lines of systemic therapy.


NCPE Assessment Process Complete
Rapid review commissioned 19/09/2018
Rapid review completed 18/10/2018
Rapid Review outcome A full HTA is recommended to assess the clinical effectiveness and cost effectiveness of tisagenlecleucel compared with the current standard of care.
Full pharmacoeconomic assessment commissioned by HSE 22/10/2018
Pre-submission consultation with Applicant 06/11/2018
Submission received from Applicant 23/01/2019
Preliminary review sent to Applicant 28/05/2019
NCPE assessment re-commenced 26/06/2019
Factual accuracy sent to Applicant 27/08/2019
NCPE assessment re-commenced 04/09/2019
NCPE assessment completed 20/09/2019
NCPE assessment outcome The NCPE recommends that tisagenlecleucel (Kymriah®) not be considered for reimbursement unless cost-effectiveness can be improved relative to existing treatments.*




*This recommendation should be considered while also having regard to the criteria specified in the Health (Pricing and Supply of Medical Goods) Act 2013.