The above letter is a response that I received in a signed letter from Health Minister Hon Sussan Ley. I think a very good letter for starters and an indication as to the work we still need to do to get Keytruda and other immunotherapy drugs fast tracked on to the PBS for everyone to have access to for $6 rather than $5,000 to $10,000 per infusion because Keytruda and other immunotherapy drugs in Australia are not on our free list, nor are they registered for Mesothelioma use.
Trevor Grant and myself have on behalf of mesothelioma warriors in Australia sent a letter to the CEO of MSD/Merck who manufacture Keytruda in response to the letter that I received above from Hon Sussan Ley.
Please continue to sign my petition to get Keytruda (and other immunotherapy drugs) fast tracked on to the PBS for Mesothelioma and 30 other rare cancers. I believe that once are successful in getting Keytruda on to the PBS for all to access as another treatment in Mesothelioma then it will follow for other cancers. It is getting closer and with a bit more pushing we will succeed. This cancer is deadly, lethal, aggressive and we simply do not have time to waste! In unity we can do this!