How much does Keytruda (pembrolizumab) cost?

37 clinics

The best centers specialized in immunotherapy with Keytruda (Pembrolizumab) are listed below. The rating is based on:

  • Patients’ reviews about treatmetn protocol Keytruda. You can learn more about a particular hospital and experience of patients on this page.
  • Doctors’ experience. Only a doctor with vast experience can choose a necessary Keytruda protocol, its dosage and amount of cycles.
  • Level of service. The listed centers provide a quality service for a patient including comfortable staying, language assistance, transfer. Note that these services may affect Keytruda treatment cost.
  • Response speed. The represented centers answer in the shortest term, so you can start treatment with Pembrolizumab within 3-5 days after the request on Bookimed.

Submit a request on Bookimed to get your specific Keytruda price. Our medical doctor will inform you on Keytruda cost per dose (usually it is a price for 50 mg) in a chosen country or hospital.

Bookimed does not charge patients any additional fees for arranging a treatment, our services do not affect the Pembrolizumab price. You are paying for Keytruda treatment directly in the medical facility.

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Keytruda (Pembrolizumab): mechanism of action

Pembrolizumab belongs to the group of the immunotherapy drugs — type of medicine that can treat certain cancers by influencing on patient's immune system. It blocks a protective mechanism of cancer cells and allows the immune system to destroy them. Monoclonal antibody to programmed cell death-1 protein (PD-1) blocks the interaction between PD-1 and its ligands — PD-L1 and PD-L2.

Keytruda prices are specified in this listing. Submit a request to get a personalized quote.

How is Keytruda applied?

Keytruda is a white powder which is diluted and administered intravenously. The procedure takes about 30 minutes. The dosage and amount of cycles depend on the cancer type. For instance, it needs to administer 200 mg of pembrolizumab for breast cancer every 3 weeks for 3 years. In case of bladder cancer — 10 mg every 2 weeks during 1 year. Obviously, it affects the cost of Keytruda treatment significantly.

If you have any questions regarding Keytruda cost or mechanism of action, submit a request on Bookimed, and our manager will clarify all issues.

Pembrolizumab FDA approval

On May 23, 2017, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted for Pembrolizumab (Keytruda) an accelerated approval — faster approval of drugs for serious conditions that fill an unmet medical need. FDA allowed prescribing immunotherapy new drug to treat patients whose cancers have a specific genetic feature (biomarker).

Keytruda Success Rate

During the clinical trials of Keytruda, the following indicators were achieved:

Period

The survival rate of patients with 3-4 stages of cancer

6 month

92%

1 year

69%

1,5 years

62%

2 years

58%

What is Keytruda used for?

This drug covers patients with solid tumors that have been progressed after the course of treatment and for patients who have no alternative therapy options.

It is actively used for:

  • melanoma (kind of skin cancer);
  • non–small cell lung cancer;
  • head and neck squamous cell cancer;
  • bladder and urinary tract cancer (advanced urothelial carcinoma);
  • classical Hodgkin lymphoma;
  • colorectal cancer;
  • breast cancer.

Pembrolizumab dose varies depending on cancer type. Due to this, submit a request on Bookimed to know how much does Keytruda cost in your particular case. Our manager will contact you to provide with personalized Pembrolizumab cost.

Who produces Keytruda?

The manufacturer is Merck & Co., Inc. — an American pharmaceutical company and one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world. Research performed at Merck has led to FDA approval of 63 new drugs. Company has developed more new drugs than any other company in the USA.

How much does immunotherapy with keytruda (pembolizumab) cost ?

Doctors calculate the cost of the immunotherapy with keytruda (pembolizumab) individually for each patient. The price may depend on the hospital's reputation and doctor's experience. You may get the final immunotherapy with keytruda (pembolizumab) cost only after the consultation with a doctor.

37 clinics are represented in the ranking. According to their data, the approximate immunotherapy with keytruda (pembolizumab) cost is:

  • The average cost is $2850. The lowest price is $2000 and the highest — $6000.
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