Vol. 3 No. 3 (2023): March
Reimbursement Reviews

Pembrolizumab (Keytruda)

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Published March 13, 2023

Key Messages

  • CADTH reimbursement reviews are comprehensive assessments of the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness, as well as patient and clinician perspectives, of a drug or drug class.
  • The assessments inform non-binding recommendations that help guide the reimbursement decisions of Canada's federal, provincial, and territorial governments, with the exception of Quebec.
  • This review assesses pembrolizumab (Keytruda), 200 mg, IV infusion.
  • Indication: For the treatment of adult patients with persistent, recurrent, or metastatic cervical cancer whose tumours express PD‐L1 (CPS ≥ 1) as determined by a validated test, in combination with chemotherapy with or without bevacizumab.