What has NICE said?

Pembrolizumab (Keytruda) is recommended. This drug is a possible treatment for adults with melanoma that:

  • can't be completely removed by surgery or has spread to other parts of the body

  • has not been treated with ipilimumab before.

What does this mean for me?

If you have advanced (unresectable or metastatic) melanoma and your doctor thinks that pembrolizumab is the right treatment, you should be able to have the treatment on the NHS.

Pembrolizumab should be available on the NHS within 3 months of the guidance being issued.

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