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  • #93057
    chinesechick
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    In Taiwan, Keytruda cost approximately US$4500 per dose.

    #93056
    marions
    Moderator

    Ali…exactly. Drug prices are the highest in the US. Patients and advocates are screaming, but to date nothing has changed.

    I don’t know of anyone considered cured with Keytruda. I think it’s a bit too early to tell. Investigational studies are conducted in combination with radiation, pre-surgery, cytotoxic drugs, targeted drugs etc.

    At this point only surgery can provide a cure.

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    #93055
    alikemal
    Participant

    The retail price of KEYTRUDA 100 mg/4 mL infusion is about $2500 in Turkey. It is ten times more expensive in US. How can it be ?

    Can Keytruda cure Cholangiocarcinoma ? Do you use other drugs before, beside and together with Keytruda ?

    KEYTRUDA2.jpg

    #93054
    marions
    Moderator

    Thanks much, grsharp.

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    #93053
    grsharp
    Member

    The cost will depend on if you have insurance that covers it. If not, you may qualify for discount from Merck depending on your ability to pay.
    I believe the retail price is about $25,000 per infusion.

    #93052
    marions
    Moderator

    Ali….Alikemal….I can’t answer the question about cost. You may have to reach out to Merck
    https://www.merckaccessprogram-keytruda.com/

    For success you may want to peruse Matt’s postings:

    CtWong: http://www.cholangiocarcinoma.org/punbb … p?id=12512

    Matt: http://www.cholangiocarcinoma.org/punbb … r_id=10126

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    #93051
    alikemal
    Participant

    how much does 1 cycle Keytruda cost in US ?

    Can Keytruda cure Cholangiocarcinoma ?

    #93050
    gavin
    Moderator

    Thanks for that and I know that it will be of help to others who go through this right now or in time to come. I hope that these side effects of the Keytruda pass soon for your wife and of course I wish her every success with the treatment. Please let us know how things go.

    My best to you both,

    Gavin

    #93049
    marions
    Moderator

    grsharp….thanks for posting. This is important information to pass on.
    Thanks much,
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    Marion

    #12699
    grsharp
    Member

    My wife was diagnosed with Hilar CC last November. She had 4 infusions of gemcitabine and cisplatin. She then had radiation 5 days a week for 5 weeks along with 5FU administered 24/7 using a fanny pack. This did not shrink tumor (it has remained mostly unchanged) that is involved with the arterial blood supply enough that the surgeon would recommend resection.

    On 8/10/16 she had her first infusion of Keytruda. She experienced no side effect until the 5th day when she had some general joint pain along with some mild intermitting right lower stomach pain. For the last couple days she has had mild persistent back pain in the region of her kidneys.

    I am posting this an example of one patients early response to Keytruda and also to ask others to share their experience with this drug.

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