Keytruda for Metastatic Melanoma – Details

( Last Updated : December 1, 2015)
Generic Name:
Project Status:
Therapeutic Area:
Metastatic Melanoma
Merck Canada Inc.
Brand Name:
Project Line:
Reimbursement Review
Project Number:
NOC Date:


50mg vial
Tumour Type:
Skin and Melanoma
Metastatic Melanoma
Funding Request:
For the treatment of patients with unresectable or metastatic melanoma
Review Status:
Pre Noc Submission:
Merck Canada Inc.
Submission Date:
Submission Deemed Complete:
Prioritization Requested:
Requested and Granted
Stakeholder Input Deadline ‡:
Check-point meeting:
pERC Meeting:
Initial Recommendation Issued:
Feedback Deadline ‡:
Notification to Implement Issued:
Recommendation Type:
Reimburse with clinical criteria and/or conditions
An expanded scope of review has been granted for pembrolizumab (Keytruda). In accordance with the pCODR Procedures, the pCODR Provincial Advisory Group (PAG) requested additional information on pembrolizumab (Keytruda) which extend beyond the submitted scope of the review. Revision of review scope may be considered by pCODR in very limited instances, based on jurisdictional input, feasibility to conduct the revised review and clinical importance. All three criteria for scope modification were met in this case. The timeline of the review was temporarily stopped, pending receipt of the additional information. The timeline of the review has resumed as the additional information has now been provided and a new target pERC date has been set by pCODR.
pERC Meeting:
Final Recommendation Issued:


‡ Patient Advocacy Groups (or individual patients and caregivers when there is no patient group) and Clinicians who are registered with pCODR are eligible to provide Input and Feedback. Deadlines for Input and Feedback are by the end of the pCODR business day (5P.M. Eastern Time) of the date noted.