Vol. 1 No. 9 (2021)
Reimbursement Reviews

Pembrolizumab (Keytruda)

Published September 22, 2021

Key Messages

  • CADTH reimbursement reviews are comprehensive assessments of the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness, as well as patient and clinician perspectives, of a drug or drug class.
  • The assessments inform non-binding recommendations that help guide the reimbursement decisions of Canada's federal, provincial, and territorial governments, with the exception of Quebec.
  • This review assesses pembrolizumab (Keytruda) 200 mg administered intravenously
  • Indication: As monotherapy, for the first-line treatment of adults with metastatic microsatellite instability-high (MSI-H)/mismatch repair deficient (dMMR) colorectal cancer