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Renal and Urology News (01/10/20) Keytruda

6 months 3 weeks ago #58889 by Alan

I always look forward to your posts! Hope things work out.

DX 5/6/2008 TAG3 papillary tumor .5 CM in size. 2 TURBS followed by 6 instillations of BCG weekly with a second round of 6 after a 6 week wait.

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6 months 3 weeks ago #58888 by sara.anne
Really hope that this is a possibility for you, Jack. This is good news for those with CIS.

Sara Anne

Diagnosis 2-08 Small papillary TCC; CIS
BCG; BCG maintenance
Vice-President, American Bladder Cancer Society
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6 months 4 weeks ago - 6 months 3 weeks ago #58885 by Jack R

I logged on to post the Keytruda (pembrolizumab) update, and found you got here first.

Exciting news for me and others with a long history of CIS who are not good candidates for a RadC.
I tried to enter the Keynote study at 3 different centers, but was excluded because of my other medical issues that make major surgery problematic/risky - the study people screened me out rach time.

I have already inquired about Keytruda availability, and expect some answers in mid February. Once again, back to waiting.

I believe that Keytruda is the MAB treatment that has been helping Lotech for the last year or so.

I will be posting one other MAB that received advanced approval in December - Padcev ( Enfortumab-vedotin) -another trial that rejected me, is now available for some who have not had success with other treatments.

None of this was available 5 years ago when my journey started. Great that more options are coming along. Thanks for posting.


What's with this Bleeding ? 6/2015
DX: HG Papillary & CIS
3 Years and 30 BCG/BCG+Inf
Tis CIS comes back.
BC clear as of 5/17 !
RCC found in my one & only kidney 10/17
Begin Chemo; Cisplatin and Gemzar
8/18 begin Chemo# 3
Begin year 4 with cis
2/19 Chemo #4
9/19 NED again :)
1/2020 CIS is back...

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6 months 4 weeks ago #58884 by dtat60
Keytruda Approved for BCG-Unresponsive, High-Risk Non-Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer


08/16 Blood in Urine;09/16 CT Scan, RPG, Cysto;10/16 TURBT;12/08 BL TURBT;01/17 6X BCG;05/17 NED, 3X BCG, 9/17 NED, 3X BCG,1/18 NED, 3X BCG,7/18 NED, 3X BCG

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