Lung Cancer

Checkpoint inhibitor gets PBS listing for first line treatment of advanced NSCLC

Pembrolizumab (Keytruda) will be listed on the PBS from 1 November as a first line treatment of patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). In a statement manufacturer MSD said the drug will be reimbursed for patients with metastatic (stage IV) NSCLC who have high expression of PD-L1 (>50%). About 1,200 Australians with NSCLC ...

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