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Chances of reoccurrence

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Tsvetochka
6/27/2020 2:41pm
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After going from Stage 4 to NED on Keytruda, what are my chances of reoccurance? There are so many different numbers out there that it's hard to even guess.

Stage 4 in April 2019, NED from April 2020, thanks to Keytruda and lots of prayer!

If you look up keynote 001 and keynote 006 trials of Pembro you will find good information. There is 5 year survival data out and analysis of complete responders vs partial responders and stable disease patients. Here is a link to an article on Pembro (keytruda) survival stats. https://www.annalsofoncology.org/article/S0923-7534(19)31110-X/fulltext

Here is that link again. https://www.annalsofoncology.org/article/S0923-7534(19)31110-X/fulltext

Ok, link not working so if you just do a google search ' Annals of oncology article on keynote 001 and 006 pembrolizumab melanoma survival, with authors Dr. Omid Hamid and Dr. Ribas.

Here is another article on pembro survival long term from Dr. Michael Davies of MD Anderson, ASCO post article. https://ascopubs.org/doi/10.1200/JCO.20.00136

Thank you. That's exactly the kind of info I was looking for: "In summary, patients with metastatic melanoma who achieve a CR with anti–PD-1 therapy have excellent long-term outcomes that endure for years after treatment discontinuation in the majority of patients. However, relapses are possible."

Stage 4 in April 2019, NED from April 2020, thanks to Keytruda and lots of prayer!

hxcadam - (6/30/2020 - 7:09am)

Keep going for check ups but live your life! :) Congrats on NED.