National Centre for Pharmacoeconomics

National Centre for
Pharmacoeconomics

NCPE Ireland

Pembrolizumab (Keytruda®) is indicated as monotherapy or in combination with platinum and 5-fluorouracil, for the first-line treatment of metastatic or unresectable recurrent head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) in adults whose tumours express PD-L1 with a combined positive score.

NCPE Assessment Process Complete
Rapid review commissioned 25/11/2019
Rapid review completed 02/01/2020
Rapid Review outcome A full HTA is recommended to assess the clinical effectiveness and cost effectiveness of pembrolizumab compared with the current standard of care.