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Pembrolizumab (Keytruda) in combination with chemotherapy

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Sukhi_BCN
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Re: Pembrolizumab (Keytruda) in combination with chemotherapy

Hi all,

Just to let you know there’s still time to share your experience with us of the medicine pembrolizumab (also known as Keytruda) when used in combination with chemotherapy specifically for the treatment of certain patients with locally recurrent inoperable or secondary triple negative breast cancer who have not had prior chemotherapy.

The treatment is approved for use on the NHS in England, and the Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) is currently assessing whether it can be made available on the NHS in Scotland. We will be attending a meeting with the SMC in August to put forward the views of people affected by breast cancer.

If you have experience of the drug and want to help shape our input, please contact me at policy@breastcancernow.org by 25 July 2022. You can share your experience by answering a couple of questions over email, or we can arrange a short call at a time that suits you.

Many thanks,

Sukhi

Sukhi_BCN
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Re: Pembrolizumab (Keytruda) in combination with chemotherapy

Hi Angie,

Thank you so much for your post. I just wanted to make you aware, in case you are not already, that Breast Cancer Now has a Helpline, which is run by breast cancer nurses, and trained staff. You are most welcome to call them if you have any questions. The free phone number is 0808 800 6000 and the opening hours are:

  • Monday to Friday — 9am to 4pm
  • Saturday — 9am to 1pm

Many thanks and best wishes,

Sukhi

Angie44
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Re: Pembrolizumab (Keytruda) in combination with chemotherapy

Hello , 

I was diagnosed with TNBC in April 2022. (Had a mastectomy in 2015 and 6 chemotherapy. In 2019, had surgery on the same breast for lymph nodes and 15 radiation therapy).

Started  chemotherapy in June 2022. Pembrolizumab (Keytruda) in combination with ambraxone and carboplatin. ambraxone weekly, pembrolizumab (keytruda) in combination with ambraxone and carboplatin every 3 weeks. My doctor told me that I would have 4 cycles of chemotherapy with immunotherapy and then radiotherapy. immunotherapy will continue for 12 months.

Does anyone have experience with the same diagnosis and treatment plan. I have a question, why 4 cycles? Shouldn't  be 6 cycles?

Thanks,

Angie  

Sukhi_BCN
Member

Re: Pembrolizumab (Keytruda) in combination with chemotherapy

Hi all, 

Just a reminder that we're still looking to hear from people with experience of the drug pembrolizumab (also known as Keytruda) given in combination with chemotherapy specifically for the treatment of certain patients with locally recurrent inoperable or secondary triple negative breast cancer who have not had prior chemotherapy.

If you are interested in sharing your experience, please contact me on policy@breastcancernow.org.

You can share your experience by answering a couple of questions over email, or we can arrange a short call at a time that suits you. 

Thanks, 

Sukhi 

Sukhi_BCN
Member

Pembrolizumab (Keytruda) in combination with chemotherapy

Hi all,

My name is Sukhi and I work in Breast Cancer Now’s Policy team.

I’m looking to hear from anyone with experience of the drug pembrolizumab (also known as Keytruda) given in combination with chemotherapy specifically for the treatment of certain patients with locally recurrent inoperable or secondary triple negative breast cancer who have not had prior chemotherapy.

The Scottish Medicines Consortium is currently assessing whether it can be made available on the NHS in Scotland. If you have experience of the drug – perhaps through a clinical trial, you can help to shape our response. Please get in touch at policy@breastcancernow.org by 23 May 2022.

Many thanks, 

Sukhi