Keytruda for Head & Neck cancers
Hello people. We are half way through our first normal week after Christmas/New Year. New Zealand is still partly shut down though. Schools don't start till end of this month – some not till Feb.
I'm just easing my way back into my volunteer "work". Wrote my first blog post of the year about Keytruda after emailing the Merck representative in Auckland. Keytruda is not registered for head and neck cancer in New Zealand yet. That means it is not funded in our free hospital system and people who want it have to pay a private clinic. Merck expect it to be registered this year and when it is they will apply to our funding body, Pharmac, for it to be supplied in public hospitals.
I've been reading about biomarkers that might suggest a person will respond well to Keytruda or not.
Has anyone here used this drug?