Patient Submissions and Discussion

As part of patient advocacy, Save Your Skin Foundation is one of the few patient advocacy organizations that is approved to submit treatment recommendations to the CADTH Common Drug Review (CDR) and to  pan-Canadian Oncology Drug Review (pCODR) from the patient perspective. As an ongoing initiative, we will post these recommendations online.

Most recent treatment approval news and submissions:

 

Patient Survey on New Therapy: Opdivo + Yervoy in combination, for treatment-naïve adult patients with advanced (unresectable or metastatic) melanoma, regardless of BRAF #OpdivoYervoy

Click HERE to read the Report, dated June 16, 2017

 

Alberta and Saskatchewan access to Opdivo is confirmed for Lung, Melanoma, and Renal Cell Carcinoma

 

pERC recommends reimbursement cobimetinib conditional on the cost-effectiveness being improved to an acceptable level. Follow the discussion on social media using hashtag #sysfCobiVemu

 

New Cancer Immunotherapy Indication for Canadian Patients with Untreated Metastatic Melanoma
KEYTRUDA® (pembrolizumab) received approval for the treatment of patients with unresectable or metastatic melanoma who have not received prior treatment with ipilimumab. KEYTRUDA is now the first and only anti-PD1 agent approved for first-line treatment regardless of BRAF mutation status.
Follow the discussion on our social media channels using the hashtag: #sysfKeytruda

 

Nivolumab (Opdivo) Notification to Implement Issued
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New Targeted Therapy for Treatment of Serious Form of Skin Cancer Approved in Canada: CotellicTM in combination with Zelboraf® designed to inhibit cancer growth in metastatic melanoma
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Cobimetinib (Cotellic) in combination with vemurafenib Submission
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Immunotherapy a Hot Topic at ECC 2015 at Same Time That Canada Celebrates Milestone Approval of Immunotherapy Opdivo (nivolumab) for Treatment of Previously Untreated BRAF 4600 Wild-Type Metastatic Melanoma
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Nivolumab (Opdivo) for Melanoma Submission
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Yervoy (Ipilimumab) – First Line
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Two major milestones for ground breaking melanoma immunotherapies bring a hopeful beginning for 2015

 

Picato (Ingenol Mebutate) Submission
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Proleukin (Aldeskeulin) Submission
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Tafinlar&Mekinist Combo Submission
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Save Your Skin Foundation Announces pERC’s Recommendation to Fund Debrafenib (Tafinlar) plus Trametinib (Mekinist) in Canada for Metastatic Melanoma – July 7, 2015
Dabrafenib (Tafinlar) in combination with trametinib (Mekinist) for Metastatic Melanoma: Patients’ reaction about pERC’s Recommendation

 

Keytruda (pembrolizumab) Submission
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Merck Canada announces conditional approval of KEYTRUDA (pembrolizumab) for melanoma treatment – June 8, 2015

 

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